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Trust gears up to welcome aspiring medical students

Posted on Thursday 25th June 2015
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North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is gearing up to welcome dozens of budding medics to its ‘Career in Medicine’ event which is taking place on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 June.  

Local school students from years 11-13 who are considering studying medicine or pharmacy will have the chance to meet senior and junior medical staff and to gain top tips for medical school entry at the event in the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle. Students thinking of studying medicine as a postgraduate degree have also been given the opportunity to sign up.

Around 65 youngsters from across the north of the county, including Whitehaven, Cockermouth, Carlisle, Penrith, Barrow, Keswick, Brampton, Workington and Appleby, will attend a series of interactive sessions and workshops held by the Trust’s top clinicians. The sessions will cover a range of topics such as:

  • An introduction from the Trust’s medical director, Dr Jeremy Rushmer
  • How to get into medical school
  • Cardio multi-disciplinary team
  • Women in medicine
  • Paediatric care
  • Life as a junior doctor
  • Haematology
  • Academic medicine and research
  • Ethics debate
  • Respiratory ward round
  • Cancer multi-disciplinary team
  • Elderly care case conference
  • General practice

The first Career in Medicine event was held last year and feedback received from the students after the event was very positive. Examples of feedback received include:

“I would strongly recommend attending the event for any student considering medicine. A great insight into the vast and exciting world of medicine. My desire to study medicine has been affirmed by this.”

“I would like to send this email just to say how grateful that such an event was available to all of us students that attended. It was truly organised with the perfect aim in mind, being varied, and hands on and insightful. I truly got a huge amount out of it and it has really given me a perfect push before putting in my application in September. The timing has been perfect.”

Mr Andrew Robson, consultant ENT surgeon and course director, said: “Following the success of last year’s event, I am very much looking forward to welcoming more aspiring medical students. It is incredibly important to nurture talent and provide support to these students who may be part of the future of North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust."