During her undergraduate studies , Francine was struck by the University’s excellent relationship with the RBH. This close connection gave her invaluable insight into professional practice, as well as opening the door to connections with industry.
"The strong links between University and Hospital are clearly evident. They meant we had excellent clinical placements and many learning opportunities."
Francine learned that the University of Reading is a market leader in the relatively new Physician Associate training, which anticipates the need for fully qualified PAs within the NHS. Her academic tutor was incredibly supportive of her application to the new degree programme.
“Having studied my undergraduate degree at Reading, I found that the campus and amenities made it a fantastic learning environment, as of course do the close links with the RBH. I knew the science faculty was strong and heavily research-orientated, so my decision to apply was immediate."