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Medical day is a first step to a career in medicine for year 11s

On Wednesday 15 March Mrs Hall, Head of Careers, accompanied 8 Year 11 students who are considering a career in medicine to the ‘MCS Sheffield & Rotherham Medical Day’ held at Thomas Rotherham College.

The event was led by medical students from the University of Manchester and included talks on university selection procedures and what it is like to study Medicine. These were followed by series of workshops focusing on medical ethics, diagnostics and lifesaving treatments including CPR.

The students attending were Mariam Al-Bazz; Grace Perring; Avreeti Kumar; Swetlana Samanta; Isobel Budgen; Ursula Shaikh; Aleesha Riaz and Megan Armswood. The girls were placed into numbered groups with students from other Sheffield & Rotherham schools and these groups were assessed on their participation in each activity. Our students were delighted to be awarded top prizes for the skills they showed in the ethics and diagnostic activities.

Mrs Hall commented on the event: ‘As usual I was impressed by the confidence shown by our students in solving problems and discussing complex ethical issues. One of the medical students commented to me about what a bright bunch they are. Personally I very much enjoyed playing the role of 80 year old Mrs Belinda Button who had sustained a broken hip and bleed on the brain after a fall. Sadly, there are no photographs of this...’.

The event ended with an inspirational talk by an Accident and Emergency Consultant from the neighbouring Rotherham General Hospital. As the first step towards a career in Medicine the Year 11s will now need to concentrate on working towards an excellent set of GCSE results. Hopefully this event will have given them the motivation they need to do this.

This should also help the girls consider what they want to do as they look towards Sixth Form and beyond.

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