On Wednesday 19 April, staff and students from Leicester Medical School at the University of Leicester spent the afternoon at De Lisle.  Across the afternoon they worked with groups of students from Year 10 and 11 studying the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Pathway of GCSE options.  Students heard about careers in medicine, as well as linked multi-disciplinary team roles in healthcare.

Student doctors and physiotherapists, as well as a visiting GP, worked with the groups to discuss various patient case studies, treatment plans and the range of healthcare professionals a patient may encounter.  This was a very informative afternoon and gave our students an insight into a patient journey through so many different healthcare professionals – all of whom work together in different ways.  Students also heard about NHS Values, university applications and careers in medicine/healthcare.

We are very grateful to Nicola from University of Leicester for arranging this afternoon and to the student and GP volunteers from Leicester Medical School.

You can read more about the wide range of careers in the NHS via: https://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/

Mr C Greenwood