Aspiring doctors face Medical workshops challenge
Six of the College’s students who are hoping to become doctors in the future, took part in a special Medical Day held at Havering Sixth Form.
The six, all members of our Medics Enrichment group, joined up with pupils from local secondary schools to complete workshops on Diagnostics, Emergency Resuscitation and Medical Ethics.
The day was organised by MCS Projects and the sessions were run by university students from Barts Hospital and UCL. They also gave the participants a presentation on successful applications to Medical School and they answered questions on their lives as Medical students.
Schools taking part included Hall Mead, Campion, Sacred Heart of Mary, St Edward’s, Marshalls Park, The Billericay School, Hathaway Academy and Beal High School.
After the workshop sessions the students had a talk by Dr Kawa Amin, a Consultant Geriatrician and Dr Mas Ahmed, a Consultant Paediatrician about their careers and the expectations of becoming a doctor.
One student who took part said: “I feel that I learned a lot from the medical students and the talk from the doctors was really interesting. The day has given me the motivation to really work hard to get the grades I’m going to need to get into Medical school. The workshop I enjoyed the most was the Emergency Resuscitation.”
The six Havering Sixth Form College students were: Gyrie Pocais, Ariadna Pogreban, Veronika Masliak, Rory Fitzroy, Ashleigh Christie and Farah Bachar.
- Havering Sixth Form College has a comprehensive Aiming High programme that is part of our commitment to challenge, support and encourage all students to achieve as highly as they can. Students on this programme benefit from activities that stretch and challenge them through demanding reading, participation in debate and discussion, visiting speakers and aspirational trips and visits. Students achieving all 8 and 9 grades or equivalent at GCSE who wish to pursue a medical-related career - Medicine, Dentistry, Registered Nursing and other clinical careers - have the opportunity to become part of the Medics. These students are in a dedicated coaching group and participate in a 2-hour weekly enrichment programme that provides the skills needed to excel in their chosen field and to ensure they are fully prepared for the rigorous university entrance process that ensues.