Rheumatology clinical attachment

Kelly Geng talks about her experience as a visiting professional on Guy's and St Thomas' Rheumatology clinical attachment programme

Kelly Geng, visiting professional

I’m coming from China and as a scholar visitor and work in the Rheumatology department in Guy’s Hospital.

Firstly, I go to the clinic with professors like Professor Andrew Cope, Professor Bruce Kirkham and Dr Nora Ng and they are all very warm to me, nice to me, and taught me how to see the patient in UK in London in Guy’s Hospital.

Some of the patients, most of them, are arthritis patients and they are very kind to these patients very patient to these guys and they examine these patients very detailedly and give them the specific treatments, very good treatment to them.

So I, through this procedure, see how to see a patient, look after a patient in UK, in London, which is different from China.

Because two of my colleagues from China from my department came here before and they bring me some news, some experience from their visiting period, and they say Guy’s Hospital, the rheumatology centre, is a very good place for them, for us, to learn new knowledge and new technique, yes, in this area, so they tell me it is a good choice to be here.

Okay, I think it is fruitful and it is hopeful.

I think because I have only been here for three months and I have nine months left and very looking forward to learn more things and do more things like some clinical research like that and maybe.

And the last word is fantastic.

Because the colleague in our department, or in most part of China, we’re also interested in the arthritis, this area, this field of the rheumatology, so I know the rheumatology department in Guy’s is one of the best in UK and also in the whole world so I also I’d like to recommend here as their choice to be here as a visiting scholar.

I think the first is maybe the electronic case management in here it is very completely very advanced, I think.

It can provide the doctors with the whole history of the patient, yes, and they can maybe treat with the patient more proper or more fitful for them and maybe in China we do not have very completely one and we should build a good one a better one.

This is the first first thing I think.

And the second, maybe in UK and in London you have more good drugs especially the biologic drugs, yes, which can used in the patient and the patient can get better more early and, yeah, recover more quick.

So, maybe in China in future we will contact with their new drugs and we can apply more and more new drugs and I can learn here before that.

And third, maybe I can learn some methods to do the clinical research like some drug or some new facility in the image, how to apply it in the before it applied in the clinical practice we should confirm the utility of them, yes, so we should do the clinical trial, clinical research first and how to do it in the best way and I can learn it from here in clinic research also and I have some class so I have some course also in King’s College, yeah it is a good experience.