Top tips for would-be medical students
I WAS delighted to hear this week that our Education Service has once again hosted the “interview for medicine course” for students from Bradford schools who have applied to study medicine and are waiting for potential interview dates.
The course, developed by our Deputy Medical Director, Prof Alex Brown, helps students prepare for a medical school interview by giving them the opportunity to experience a “real interview” with consultants which is filmed for them to take home to study.
They also meet current junior doctors and medical students who give advice and guidance on the application process and what life is like as a student and doctor.
Now in its fourth year, the event is well supported by consultants, junior doctors, medical students and the Clinical Educator team who give up their spare time to help improve the chances for these students who hope to become the doctors of the future. It always evaluates really positively.
The students sometimes contact the team to let it know the results of their interviews; and there have been many successes; some of last year‘s students, for example are now studying Medicine at Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds.
One of the schools which send students regularly to the day, said: “We really cannot emphasise enough how much of a difference these events make.”
The Undergraduate Clinical Educator team also hosts other widening participation schemes including an introduction to medicine day and a summer school which is specifically aimed at providing opportunities for students with the potential to study medicine, irrespective of their background.
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Mel Pickup – Chief Executive