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So you want to be a Doctor?
Medicine Careers Day 2018 will be held on Wednesday 7th March
So you want to be a Doctor?
Keele University School of Medicine will be hosting its annual Medicine Careers Day, "So You Want To Be A Doctor?" on Wednesday 7 March 2018.
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, schools may bring a maximum of 10 pupils; individual bookings can also be made.
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.
Bookings will open in January 2018 and forms will be available on this website at that time. Early booking recommended.
Medicine Careers Day Report 2017
The 14th annual Medicine Careers Day, ‘So you want to be a doctor?’, hosted by the School of Medicine on 8 March 2017 was attended by around 250 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 Fatima Dalal, 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 Liverpool University 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 our feedback:
"Helped me understand more about medicine"
"Widened my knowledge on medicine and different universities. Well-informed and great practicals"
"The day has been very knowledgeable and has allowed me to determine my future"
"The tips were useful and will help me greatly in my application for medicine which I am passionate about pursuing"
"Great day! Very informative and interesting . I found all the speakers very approachable and their presentations were all enjoyable. The tips were useful and will help me greatly in my application for medicine which I am passionate about pursuing."
"The current Keele Medical students were very helpful in answering questions on life at the uni and the demands of the course."