Year 10 Medical School Visit

Posted on: June 15th 2022College Events

 

On Wednesday 15 June, a group of 25 Year 10 students joined 200 students from eight Leicester and Leicestershire schools at a “Your Future in Medicine” event at University of Leicester. 

Students, who are currently studying the STEM Pathways or Triple Science, started the day with a talk from Dr. Samuel Adcock on the role of a GP and discovered more about training to become a doctor – including the different routes into this career.  This was a highly informative talk and made students aware of the important role GPs play, alongside other healthcare professionals.

After a break, students were given small group tours, led by current second year undergraduate medical students.  The ambassadors answered a range of questions, and showed us round the medical school facilities and wider university campus.  Students also visited the student’s union, sports hall and other key areas.

The afternoon was spent in two workshops, where De Lisle students worked in groups of 6 alongside a current doctor or medical student.  Within these workshops, students learned how patient histories are taken and the key skills needed for this.  They also considered how diagnoses and referrals are made, and how a GP surgery operates on a day-to-day basis.

Students very much enjoyed their day and found it highly engaging and informative.  Our many thanks go to the Medical School staff and students for organising the day.

If students are interested in finding out more about healthcare and medical careers, they can visit the following websites:

Mr Greenwood, Careers
Dr Billington, Head of Biology

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