Updated statement on clinical placements
The Medical Schools Council has today updated its statement outlining how medical schools plan to proceed with clinical placements during the Covid-19 pandemic. This statement recognises the vital importance of clinical placements in ensuring that undergraduate medical students meet the learning requirements of their medical degree.
The revised statement provides more detail on vaccination for medical students, quoted below:
"Students undertaking clinical placements should receive a Covid 19 vaccine through the same process being used to vaccinate healthcare staff at the placement provider. Where students are not actively taking part in placements there is no expectation that they will be vaccinated outside of the vaccine priority lists developed by governments across the UK."