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Year Twelves: Doctor For A Day

Year Twelves: Doctor For A Day

On Thursday 8 February 2018, aspirant medics from Year 12 were given the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a doctor for the day at an Introduction to Medicine talk, hosted by St Gregory the Great Catholic School. Let’s find out what they did:

The day started at 10am when we were greeted by Liza Keating, a consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, and later by specialist doctors, including a psychologist, an anaesthetist, an A&E doctor and a neuroscience researcher. Each doctor gave a small presentation about who they were, what they do and how they got to their position. This was very helpful as it gave us an insight into the types of careers available in medicine. After the presentations we were given a small break to talk to the doctors, this gave us the chance to find out what they do on a regular basis and ask questions about how they deal with certain situations. Later in the day, another presentation was given detailing lots of information about applying to medical school, this was followed by Liza Keating talking to us about the importance of work experience to be sure we want to study medicine, she also gave information about several work experience opportunities that she recommends we do. After lunch, there was a clinical skills workshop, where we were able to practice our CPR skills and learn the technique of suturing. The day then ended with a short talk about South Hampton Medical School.

Thank you to everyone involved for such an informative day.

Hema, Year 12