Tomorrow's Doctors

A unique TV series following our Welsh medical students on their journey across Wales and beyond as they get to grips with the emotional, physical and mental challenges of studying medicine has returned for a second series.

Watch a video of the highlights from Doctoriaid Yfory.

The cameras of award-winning production company Green Bay Media have been following 15 of our medical students for 12 months all over Wales. The seven-part series, 'Doctoriaid Yfory' (Tomorrow's Doctors), broadcast on S4C, gives you unrivalled access to operating theatres, surgeries, hospital wards and the multi million pound clinical training facilities at our Heath Park Campus.

Ranging between 18 and 23 years old, these Welsh speaking students come from various backgrounds and areas of Wales, but they are all united by a passion for medicine.

If you're considering a career in medicine be sure to watch the series to get a real insight into the emotional, mental and physical challenges of studying medicine in Wales.

“The kindness and tolerance of the dedicated staff in every aspect of medicine across Wales, who are committed to teaching the next generation of Welsh Doctors is commendable as is the pioneering attitude to teaching medicine by the University. These students are formidable; resilient, empathetic and determined we are very proud to be able to show Wales that our health is in safe hands.”

Llinos Griffin-Williams, Series producer - Green Bay Media

Catch up on any episodes you may have missed by using the BBC iPlayer. English subtitles are available by selecting the 'S' icon on the player.

What did our students think about filming the series?

The feedback we've had from the students involved has been really positive. It sounds like they had great fun making the series and were all excited about the chance to show the world what it's like to learn medicine.

Tomorrow's Doctors
Year 3 student Catrin Owen on one of the hospital wards.

"I would like to be an approachable doctor who people can trust and talk to easily. One of the highlights of my placements this year, especially at Ysbyty Gwynedd was being part of the team in the A&E Department. I remember my first day – I didn't really know what to expect, and I remember feeling like a fish out of water. You've just got to go in and learn on the job. That's the first time I really noticed how hectic a placement can be."

Jess McVeigh, year 3 student

Are you thinking about studying medicine?

If so, we think that's great and would love for you to join us here in Cardiff. Here are some of our students with some advice for you.

Before applying, make sure that this is the course and vocation for you. Do lots of research into the course requirements and do plenty of work experience!

Carys Jones, graduated 2017
Photograph of student doctor
Year 4 student Ainsley Richards

Don’t give up if you don’t get interviews, or if your interview goes badly- pick yourself up and work towards the next opportunity. Don’t be afraid to try, or let anyone tell you they you can’t do it. If you really want to be a doctor, and you’re willing to work, your chance will come!

Manon Thomas, year 2 student

Why choose Cardiff?

At Cardiff we feel we can offer you a truly unique experience. Not only do we have excellent facilities and teachers of international standing, but our partnerships right across Wales means when you study with us you will have the whole of Wales as your classroom.

Our overall student satisfaction rate is now 97%, meaning that we are joint 3rd in the country when it comes to medical students enjoying their studies.*

"This course is aimed to develop young doctors who are ready to serve the community. We look for enthusiastic young people who know their communities. We want students who can offer a service through the medium of Welsh and English. But we also try to give those who do not speak Welsh the confidence to work in rural areas rather than being afraid of the challenge."

Miss Awen Iowerth, Clinical lecturer