Pharmacy summer placements

Placement dates

  • 5 June to 30 June 2023
  • 3 July to 28 July 2023
  • 31 July to 25 August 2023

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL) aims to deliver world-class care to patients across Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital, London.

We are internationally known for our clinical expertise in kidney/liver transplantation, infectious diseases, breast and plastic surgery and the treatment of myeloma and neuroendocrine tumours.

We performed the first UK liver transplant between a live adult donor and a patient and we were the first in the UK to introduce PET scans for breast cancer treatment. Our mission is to be world class in terms of our innovative healthcare services, clinical research and teaching excellence.

Summer student placements are open to third year students only and aim to be 50 per cent project based (completing an audit/service evaluation or quality improvement project) and 50 per cent clinical. Previous projects completed by summer students have been presented locally and nationally and we aim to publish work where possible. Each student will have their own specialist pharmacist but will also get the opportunity to see numerous sections of the department and specialties at ward level. Students can preference their site to work at and are requested to plan their journeys in advance of preferencing. A small number of projects will be cross-site.

There will be 8-12 placements. Placements are unpaid, however some universities may offer bursaries to complete the placement. If you are interested in applying, please complete the form below. 

Please note the closing date for application is 6 January 2023. Successful applicants will be notified by 31 January 2023. Unfortunately, due to the anticipated number of applicants it will not be possible to get back to unsuccessful applicants.


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