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North Cumbria Hospitals Trust to hold event for aspiring medical students

Posted on Tuesday 5th May 2015
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After the success of last year’s ‘Career in Medicine’ event at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust will be holding another event on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 June 2015.

The event invites local school students from across years 11-13 who are considering studying medicine or pharmacy the chance to meet senior and junior medical staff and to gain top tips for medical school entry. This year, the event is also open to anybody who has already left school and is considering studying medicine as a postgraduate degree. All those attending should either attend school or be primarily a resident in the areas the Trust’s two hospitals (the Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven) serve.

Around 60 aspiring medical students attended last year from across the north of the county including Whitehaven, Keswick, Wigton, Penrith and Carlisle. The 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.”

This year’s event will be held in the Education Centre at the Cumberland Infirmary and will feature 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

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 to the Cumberland Infirmary in June.

“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.”

If you are interested in attending the event, you must ensure you book a place which is on a first-come, first-served basis. You will require confirmation from your head of sixth form or if you are an undergraduate, you will be required to demonstrate the grades you have received so far. For more information, please contact Claire Thompson on 01228 814883 or