Activities

Medical Days are arranged across the UK for Year 10/11s who are interested in a career in medicine. The young people undertake three practical, medical-related activities which are lead by members of our team of students recruited from local Medical Schools. Two of the medical students deliver a presentation about how to prepare to apply to Medical School, and about life as a medical student. – notes are provided. A junior doctor talks to them about their work. There is a Q&A session involving the students and the doctor. The young people are invited to maintain contact with us via our Facebook page.

The purpose of the event is to provide the young people with the information that they require in order to decide whether to seek to become a doctor. Last year, 93% of the teachers and 87% of the young people that attended our Medical Days considered them to have been ‘good’ or ‘very good’.

E.M.A

Emergency Medical Assistance. Using professional resuscitation dummies, the young people practice CPR and recovery position. Medical students also show them how to assist a person who is choking.

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Diagnostics

A medical student and a teacher act as patients in an A&E ward. The young people question the patients in order to determine their symptoms and histories. Guided by the medical students, they undertake simple professional tests and consider X-rays and scans in order to make diagnoses.

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Medical Ethics

The young people consider three real-life medical scenarios in which ethical questions have arisen. Medical students outline the four principles of Medical Ethics, and discuss with the young people how they relate to the scenarios. Finally, the teams role play each scenario.

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