Choosing Medicine as a university subject and subsequent career means choosing lifelong learning. Doctors are required by the General Medical Council to keep abreast of the latest medical advances in their fields – and as a result attend regional, national and international conferences throughout their careers to keep learning, and help take the latest global developments in Medicine to their local communities.
We have been meeting candidates for competitive medical courses and helping them with their application prep for almost 20 years. In looking at the pre-university medical application landscape, we felt that there was something missing. Candidates were applying with a combination of book-learning and a few days of work experience to give them a taste of the vocation. We wanted to give them a chance to think about the bigger picture of medicine and medical advancements from the earliest ever stage in their career – before they begin their degree, and felt that the chance to experience a medical conference like the ones thousands of doctors attend every year was the best way to do it.
Students will get an insight into how major advances might shape the future of Medicine, as well as getting a very real sense of how they could participate in and contribute to that vision of the future through our immersive ‘Be a Doctor for a Day’ experience. All of this is designed to give prospective medics an inspiring taste of their own future if they choose to pursue this career path.
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