First Future Medics workshops huge success

Last week Get In Cornwall, in partnership with the University of Exeter, hosted a Future Medics event at the Knowledge Spa for young people in Cornwall aged 14+ who are interested in studying medicine.

The conference included information on the admissions process for medical school, preparing personal statements, interview techniques and making applications stand out. Talks covered student life and what to expect after medical school. There were also taster sessions on practical clinical skills, a careers carousel with consultants from a number of specialisms and the opportunity to speak informally to RCHT staff and medical students during the networking lunches (which were funded by Health Education England).

Future Medics was devised and developed by Kate Teagle, Work Experience Co-ordinator with much assistance from Dr Brendan Westhoff and James Farquhar. Kate would like to express her thanks to both of them for their phenomenal input and to everyone else involved in making this first conference such a success including all the consultants, junior doctors and medical students who gave up their time to inspire young people from across Cornwall.

The workshops proved extremely popular with demand far exceeding the 50 places available for each day. Another similar programme is planned for July to offer those who missed out on this occasion the opportunity to attend.

Get In Cornwall aims to bring together the best opportunities that Cornwall has to offer to help people of all ages to Get In, Get On and Go Further in a career in Health and Care. More information can be found at http://www.getincornwall.com. Further details about the next Future Medics conference will be added to the website soon – it will also be publicised via Get In Cornwall’s Facebook page and twitter feed.

Added on February 20, 2018, in Event - Events