So you want to be a Doctor?

Medicine Careers Day : Wednesday 6th March 2019

Keele University School of Medicine will be hosting its annual Medicine Careers Day, "So You Want To Be A Doctor?" on Wednesday 6 March 2019.

The programme will include sessions on "Why Choose a Career in Medicine?", "Entry Requirements and the Interview" and “From student to doctor”. The afternoon consists of interactive sessions including laboratory workshops and an Admissions Question and Answer workshop.

Speakers will include, Professor Terence Wardle from Liverpool University, Dr Karen Grant, Deputy Director of Medical Studies, Lancaster University, Professor Andrew Hassell, Head of School of Medicine, Keele 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. The booking form and programme will be available on the website from January 2019.

There are 250 places available and as this is a very popular event early booking is essential.

Feedback from last year’s event excellent, with many pupils commenting that it helped them decide whether or not they wanted to be a doctor.

This careers day is specifically for people interested in training to become a DOCTOR.  Unfortunately, time constraints on the day mean that we cannot include information about careers in other areas of healthcare.


Medicine Careers Day Report 2018

‌The 16th annual Medicine Careers Day, ‘So you want to be a doctor?’, hosted by the School of Medicine on 7 March 2018 was attended by around 240 school children, aged 14-17. Pupils came from over 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 Keele, Birmingham and Leeds Universities.

The morning was chaired by Esme O'Loughlin, a Foundation Year 2 doctor and a Keele graduate. Speakers included Professor Andrew Hassell, Head of School of Medicine at Keele University, Professor Terence Wardle from Chester University , Dr Amy Price, Foundation Year 1 doctor and Keele Graduate and Dr Karen Grant from Lancaster University. The day was wrapped up by Professor Robert Kirby, Dean of Royal Stoke University Hospital, with further opportunity to ask questions.

Some of the feedback from the day:

"I would like to take this ...opportunity to thank you for organising and running the Keele Medicine Careers Day. Not just for this year but over the many years you have been involved. It has proved to be an inspiration to the pupils from ....... a number of whom have gone on to be successful applicants to Medical training. This year was no exception, the pupils were all very positive about their day and it has given them a real insight into Medicine as a career.....

I will be retiring at Easter but feel that it is imperative that the pupils I currently work with continue to access this amazing opportunity."

"Today has been eye-opening and inspiring... The students, staff and doctors I met today were all so welcoming and encouraging and informative... a brilliant day!"

"Thoroughly informative and enjoyable"

"It was extremely useful to have an insight into medical school, seeing both the benefits and the downsides."

"Gave me knowledge on how to get into Keele and Universities in general"

"Well organised and very interesting. Excellent student ambassadors"