Today I am just gonna waffle on about some stuff you ODP enthusiasts may find helpful.
If you are interested in this course or are already on it, be prepared to be fully committed and put in some really hard work! It is tough, but sooo rewarding and I don’t mean that in a cringey way. As you progress, you don’t realise how far you have come until you meet someone new to theatres and think… Wow i was like that once upon a time.
The structure of the course allows one to experience lots of different specialities and work in different hospitals in real life situations. Experiencing real situations and engaging with real patients rather than a simulation teaches you things you cannot learn from a book or a lecture. Clinical placement is an invaluable experience that’s why we are introduced to that environment after just 4 weeks of study block when starting the course.
Anaesthetics, Surgery and Recovery all very different but you learn so many skills from all these placement areas and might sway you in the direction you want to progress in the future.
Good luck to the new starters, the ones who are 6 months behind and those thinking about becoming an ODP.
As a side note
This youtube channel has lots of info on the surgical side of theatre life. Check it out!
4 responses to “Helpful ODP stuff”
I’m really confused about what I should write for my personal statement, I also want to apply for the ODP course at Leicester. would you be able to briefly guide me.
I have a post all about UCAS personal statement tips, you can have a look hopefully it helps.
Or just search for UCAS Personal statement tips on the ODP blog. Just remember to talk about your experiences and relate everything to the role of the ODP/ the course.
Best of luck!
Hi Aliyah, I’m an ODP international student from Malaysia. I just want to ask few questions about ODP. First of all, is there high chances for me want to work in UK? Also, how do i get HCPC? In malaysia this course don’t include HCPC and my dream is to study and work there in UK. I’m so confused and a little bit lost about ODP. I was thinking that is ODP is good to me or no? I hope you answer my questions. Thank you so much 🙂
Hi. So sorry for the late reply. HCPC is a UK governing body so I am not sure if your international course is transferrable across to the UK. I don’t know much about this issue so You can drop the team an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and hopefully they should be able to direct you in the right way. All the best!