Hi, welcome to STP Perspectives, Sophie and Jess here! We are trainees on our way to becoming a Genetic Counsellor and a Clinical Bioinformatician.
This blog was set up by Adriana and Jes, in August 2017, to promote healthcare science and create a platform for trainee healthcare scientists to share their experiences. Since then, the community and support network around this blog has taken leaps and bounds. We’re so proud of what it’s become.
We’re both completing our training through a scheme called the STP, the Scientist Training Programme. You may be wondering: what is the STP? Well, it’s a training scheme run by the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) providing individuals with the opportunity to fast track their training to become registered clinical scientists in a growing number of specialisms by combining work-based and academic learning.
We hope this can be a resource for people interested in becoming healthcare or clinical scientists to learn more about the training, or simply a pleasant read for anyone interested in the field.
We’re always looking to grow this community and hope trainees in various specialisms can share their experiences, as well as provide advice, reflections and things we’ve learned so far. We’re building a catalogue of support posts (STP Support) specifically for trainees to come to visit when they are or have experienced health or mental health problems during their training. This will be a place for those who would like to know where to get support, for advice or just to feel less alone.
All opinions expressed on this blog are of the trainees and do not reflect those of the National School, NHS or any other professional body.