Year 11 students considering a career in Medicine attended College for a series of interactive workshops organised by both College staff and Medical Students from the University of Lancaster. Having participated in a plastering and suturing workshop, the students were then shown how to carry out CPR, take blood pressure measurements and diagnose neurological problems.
During the afternoon, the students used their medical knowledge and problem solving skills to tackle a number of medical emergency simulations before hearing from Dr Karen Grant, Medical Admissions Tutor from the University of Lancaster.
Students attending the day found the activities both enjoyable and informative and were particularly interested to hear about the kind of work experience they would need to complete in order to gain a place at University to study Medicine. The St John Rigby Medical Honours Programme provides students not only with the skills required for university admission but also offers thirty hours of work experience in a hospital environment.
Vici Brown, Head of Science, said “The students were fantastic and really got involved with all of the activities. We cannot wait to continue to work with this group of students next year when they embark on their Advanced Level courses at SJR.”