Medicine Careers Day

Keele University School of Medicine hosted its annual Medicine Careers Day, "So You Want To Be A Doctor?" on Wednesday 6 March 2019 for pupils in years 10-12.

Medicine Careers Day report 2019

O‌ver 200 school pupils attended the annual Medicine Careers Day, ‘So you want to be a doctor?’, hosted by the School of Medicine on 6 March 2019. Pupils, aged 14–17 came from nearly 50 schools around the UK, and even one from Spain, to learn about life as a UK medical student and doctor.

The day began with informative talks about how to choose and apply for medical school, what to expect when you get there, and possible pathways within a medical career. After lunch the attendees were able to ask questions of existing admissions tutors and practising clinicians, as well as take part in interactive laboratory sessions. Accompanying teachers were offered a session on UCAS applications for medicine from Admissions Tutors from Medical Schools at Keele, Leeds and Edge Hill.

The morning was chaired by Amy Price, a Foundation Year 2 doctor and a Keele graduate. Speakers included Dr Peter Coventry, Director of Undergraduate Programmes, School of Medicine at Keele University, Professor Terence Wardle from Chester University, Dr Emma Hockey, a Foundation Year 1 Doctor and Keele Graduate, and Dr Karen Grant from Lancaster University. The day was wrapped up by Dr George Varughese, Deputy Dean of Royal Stoke University Hospital, with further opportunity to ask questions.

Feedback from previous Careers Days

"It was really fun learning about different practicals. Very exciting and informative."

"An absolutely fantastic day, very fun, informative and made me want to study medicine even more."

"I found today really interesting and I found out what life as a medical student and a doctor is like. I found out about a range of universities that I wasn't thinking about before."

"Really well organised and planned, conducted in a way that students could comprehend and work with."

"Extremely useful to have medical students accompany us during our day as we had a chance to speak and ask questions more informally."

"I have learned what the career training would realistically be like."

"Very good. Thank you Keele."