Young Doctors - ITV1 Monday & ITV2 Tuesday
Seven medical students set out to make the grade in their critical third year of medical training in this new six-part documentary series, which follows them from the classroom to the hospital wards.
With unparalleled access to Southampton University and the hospitals it works with, YOUNG DOCTORS follows the highs and lows of the students toughest year yet the triumphs, tears, mistakes and exam results that could make or break their futures.
From their first meeting with a real patient, to taking blood, delivering babies and performing resuscitation every day is filled with nerve-wracking challenges for Britains next generation of young doctors.
But its not all work and no play for the med-school pupils. The cameras keep rolling after hours when the white coats come off and the partying starts.
The first episode of YOUNG DOCTORS introduces five of
the medical students;
For Jacob, failure isnt an option and so far he is thriving, but is he any good? As a proper doctor he will routinely take blood. So far he has only practised on dummies. Today in A and E he will have to do it for real. Unfortunately finding the artery proves to be a challenge for the trainee doctor.
"I think Im going to need a blood transfusion after all that stress," explains Jacob.
Lizzy comes from a medical family but there is no guarantee that she will follow in their footsteps. Today she needs to take a medical history, but not all hospital patients like student doctors coming near them.
"Often it is hard to find a patient that will be willing to talk to you and will give a good history that you can learn from," she sighs.
Lizzy finds a ward patient that is hard of hearing and partially blind a real challenge for her.
A vicars son from Salisbury, who works hard but likes to play even harder, Barney may be game for a laugh but hes serious about becoming a doctor. He is a novice but his charm takes him a long way.
Patient Mrs Atherton, would give Barney a grade A on his looks alone, "I thought ooh, theres a dishy one. I didnt realise he was a medical student and when he introduced himself he had such an easy manner I automatically took to him," she says.
Sheona is the baby of the third year. Shes the first in her family to do a degree and shes not going to let anyone down, especially herself. Her drive and enthusiasm have made her one of the best and she is a grade A girl.
But brains dont stop you getting embarrassed, and seeing a patient with a delicate problem to expose puts Sheona in a situation that makes her blush.
"I just hope Im doing the best I can to my abilities and do myself proud and not let myself down," she says.
YOUNG DOCTORS is a Granada production for ITV1.
Young Doctors is on ITV1 Network Monday, 12th July, 10:00 pm to 10:30 pm and ITV2 Tuesday, 13th July, 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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