Future Medical students Lewis Edwards-Yates and Sara Cooksey were interviewed live on air by Wrightington Hospital Radio DJ Kevin Riley, to mark the completion of their work experience placements. The SJR Future Medical students have recently completed a block work placement that has seen them work in a range of departments from Admissions through to Theatre.
Lewis and Sara were asked a range of topical questions about the medical student programme, what their plans were for the future and how the experience enabled them to gain a competitive advantage when making applications to Medical School.
Lewis aims to study Medicine at University. “The Medic Programme at St John Rigby College has been fantastic. I have had some wonderful experiences. To stand next to a surgeon carrying out a hip-replacement in the hospital that pioneered the procedure was a unique and awe inspiring experience. It’s only by being part of this course at St John Rigby College that I have been given this opportunity.”
Head of Science and Future Medic Co-ordinator Victoria Brown said “The St John Rigby College Future Medical Student Programme is an excellent opportunity for those young people who are considering a career in Medicine. The programme is designed to challenge students to be the best they possibly can be. The partnership the College has with Wrightinton Hospital is a vital component of the programme and it is testament to the quality of students who are part of this course that their time at the hospital is so highly valued.”
Principal Peter McGhee said “This is the third year of this very successful programme which provides students with a competitive advantage when making applications to medical school. Over the past few years St John Rigby College students have regularly broken all achievement and high-grade records. One of the key strategies we have used to achieve these excellent results has been to introduce a series of ‘Futures Programmes.’ Each of these has a links to employers and University. Linking employment, HE and college studies has enabled us to ensure that our students are leaving St John Rigby College with not just the best grades they possibly can, but also a broad skill set that will set them up for life”.