A warm welcome to Kings College London students, at the start of their clinical placement with the ESO – part of a Health Education England initiative to encourage inter-professional learning within the Allied Health Professions.
During a 4-5 week placement, visiting MSc Pre-registration Physiotherapy students will gain invaluable experience in a live clinical situation, with access to experienced clinicians and opportunities to observe osteopathic case history taking and assessment.
Ceira Kinch, the ESO’s Dean of Academic Studies, explains “We are really fortunate, as osteopathic educators, to have our own on-site clinical settings, where students can gain real life experience as part of their degree. With this new initiative, we have an exciting opportunity to work with other healthcare educators, giving students a better understanding of each other’s professions and helping to raise awareness of the benefits of inter-disciplinary working.”
This HEE initiative is being facilitated by the Institute of Osteopathy, with additional clinical placements provided at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and University College of Osteopathy. The ESO will welcome a second group of AHP students to Maidstone in the summer.