Medicine Careers Day
"So You Want To Be A Doctor?"
An opportunity to find out about:
- applying for medicine
- life as a medicine student
- life as a doctor
KEELE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH 2020
The Medicine Careers Day is now fully booked.
Please contact us if you wish to go on a reserve list email@example.com
The Medicine Careers Day Draft Programme 2020 will include sessions on choosing a career in medicine, entry requirements, interviews, and life as a student and doctor. The afternoon consists of interactive sessions including laboratory workshops and an opportunity to talk to medical students, admissions tutors and practising doctors.
Speakers will include, Professor Terence Wardle from Liverpool University, Dr Karen Grant, Deputy Director of Medical Studies, Lancaster University.
The Careers Day is aimed at pupils in school Years 10–12 who would like to find out more about a career in Medicine.
The cost is £25 per pupil, including packed lunch, refreshments and conference materials. All bookings must be on the booking form and payment must be made at the time of booking.
There are 250 places available and as this is a very popular event early booking is essential.
Feedback from last year’s event was excellent, with many pupils commenting that it helped them decide whether or not they wanted to be a doctor.
Medicine Careers Day report 2020
The School of Medicine was pleased to welcome over 200 school pupils to their annual Medicine Careers Day, ‘So you want to be a doctor?’ on 11 March 2020. Pupils, aged 14–17 came from nearly 50 schools around the UK 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 and Leicester University.
Dr Emma Hockey, a Foundation Year 2 doctor and a Keele graduate, chaired the morning session. Speakers included Dr Peter Coventry, Director of Undergraduate Programmes, School of Medicine at Keele University, Professor Terence Wardle from Chester University, Dr Libby Jones, a Foundation Year 1 Doctor and Keele graduate, and Dr Karen Grant from Lancaster University. The day was wrapped-up by Dr Caitlyn Dowson, Deputy Director of Undergraduate Programmes at Keele University and a Consultant Rheumatologist in the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
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."