Students pursuing a career in Medicine are choosing to embark on a lifelong journey of learning. Doctors attend hundreds of global conferences every year, with the General Medical Council (GMC) offering specific guidelines on responsible personal learning to medical doctors in the UK.
At Dukes Medical Applications, we believe that prospective medical students can benefit from these learning environments, just as a fully qualified medical doctor can. Choosing Medicine is, in most cases, choosing a whole lifestyle – a vocation. At the Young Person’s Medical Conference, you will have the opportunity to hear from qualified doctors in different specialties about their own reflections on the medical profession, its challenges, and how to become a doctor.
If you are interested in attending, our advice is to book a place with us early, as slots inevitably run out during the year.
Admits one student
Date: June 23 2019
Time: 10.30 – 17.30
Location: Eaton Square Mayfair School, 106 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NL
The Young Person’s Medical Conference runs from 9.00 until 17.30
You will meet medical professionals who will give you insights into studying and practising medicine. You will hear previous experiences, including what universities are looking for.
This session focuses on the importance of work experience, volunteering and picking the right university when applying to a medical course.
Students will see a real interview in action and analyse communication, structure and content of answers.
BMAT and UCAT Admissions Tests
This session will look exclusively at the BMAT and UCAT, giving students the opportunity to work through mock papers with our medical test experts.
Personal Statement Writing
Students will look at what to include in a personal statement and what makes a personal statement effective.
From discussing clinical cases and ethics to learning how to complete a surgical stitch, this session will intensify your passion to become a doctor.
In The Tribunal, you will file into a mock General Medical Council hearing. Holding the fate of a doctor’s career in your hands, you will interrogate and debate which decisions should have been made in a controversial case.
The GP Surgery
At The GP Surgery, armed with medical research tools and diagnostic equipment, it is your job to analyse patient complaints based on real clinical cases, and try to diagnose the cause of their suffering.
The Operating Theatre
Join us in The Operating Theatre, where you will roll up your sleeves, don a surgical gown and pair of plastic gloves, and learn to stitch up a wound under pressure.
The Ward Round
On The Ward Round, our consultants will test you on your bedside manner with difficult patients. Can you pick up the clues you need to in order to provide the best level of personal care?
The panel Q&A is an excellent opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your Medical applications.
Use Dukes Medical Applications’ handy brainstorming resource to start to plan your own medical school personal statement, to help with structure as well as content.
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