Prior's Field September 2018

Oakham School aids aspiring medical students

Published Thursday 17th of April 2014 12:06:38 PM

Oakham School was delighted to welcome over 150 aspiring medical students from schools across the region for the Royal Society of Medicine Medical Careers Day.

There are currently only three medical careers days hosted by the Royal Society of Medicine (held in London, Oakham and Eton) which each attract young men and women from around the country exploring the possibility of studying medicine at university.

Subtitled �So you want to be a doctor?�, the conference was aimed at students in Years 11 and 12 who are considering applying for medical school. With expert speakers, including the Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine, Professor John Betteridge, and practical workshops, the day was designed to help students to navigate their way through their medical school application.

The event was organised by Dr Andrew Nicoll (RSM Fellow) of Oakham School�s Biology Department. Among other topics, there were talks on admissions tests, choosing a medical school, and careers in medicine; in the afternoon, pupils took part in a series of workshops including recording electrocardiograms, taking blood pressure and observing a demonstration interview. The programme also included a short session led by medical applicants who are currently studying at Oakham School.

During lunchtime, there was even a quiz, the winners of which were presented with copies of Gray�s Anatomy by RSM Dean, Professor John Betteridge. Emily Stern, from Oakham School, placed third!

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