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Nutrition students from NOVA Medical School complete a unique one-week internship at Mildmay



For the second consecutive year, 4th-year undergraduate nutrition students from NOVA Medical School (Portugal) had the chance to complete a unique one-week internship in London as part of their academic studies.


Group photograph of Portuguese interns outside Mildmay's entrance
Second group photograph of Portuguese interns outside Mildmay's entrance

Warmly welcomed by the specialist multidisciplinary team and all the staff at Mildmay Mission Hospital in East London, the eleven students carried out several individual clinical and catering projects to develop and enhance the nutritional care of the patients. As with previous intakes of interns from NOVA Medical School, they also shadowed Dr Kattya Mayre Chilton PhD RD, Mildmay's Specialist Dietitian, to understand better the nutritional care of patients from our HIV, Homeless and post-Detox pathways.

Many thanks to Dr Mayre Chilton and Prof. Filomena Gomes, Assistant Professor at NOVA Medical School, for organising this internship, which enables the Portuguese students to benefit from an international experience and exposure to the NHS in the UK before graduation.


George from our Estates and Facilities Team gave the students the grand tour of the hospital and facilitated introductions to staff and patients
George from our Estates and Facilities Team gave the students the grand tour of the hospital

We hope this partnership will continue to support international internships to enhance students’ clinical experience, aid their professional growth and contribute to a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to support patients worldwide.









One of the students social media posts