Activities

Medical Days are arranged across the UK for Year 10/11s who are interested in medicine. They are designed to provide them with the information that they would require in order to apply to Medical School.

A typical day begins with two medical students delivering a presentation about how to prepare to apply to Medical School, and about life as a medical student. – notes are also provided. The young people then undertake three practical, medical-related activities which are led by current medical students. At the end of the day, a junior doctor talks to the young people about their work, and there is also a Q&A session. The young people are invited to maintain contact with us via our Facebook page.

In 2016/17, 99% of the teachers and 94% 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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