Aspiring doctors are stretched and challenged during College Medical Day
Students hoping to become doctors in the future took part in a Medical Day at Havering Sixth Form College, run by University medical students.
Twelve of our College students, all part of the Medics group, joined up with pupils from local secondary schools to complete activities on Diagnostics, CPR and Medical Ethics.
The day, organised by MCS Projects, was run by university students from Barts Hospital and UCL who also gave a presentation on how to get in to Medical School and answered questions from the participating pupils on what studying for a degree in Medicine was really like.
Schools taking part included Emerson Park, Albany, Sydney Russell, Ilford County High School for Boys, Oaks Park and Westcliff High School for Girls.
One pupil said: “It was a really good day – I learned such a lot from the medical students and it has given me the incentive to really work to get the grades I’m going to need to get into Medical school. I thought the session on Medical Ethics was great.”
The pupils, who all received a pack at the end of the day on becoming a medic, were split into groups of four and took part in various challenges within the three activity sessions.
The winning teams were:
Suvika Kumaravelu and Agnes Orimaye (Sydney Russell) working with Aquila Ali (Oaks Park) and Lucy Lai (Westcliff)
Aaron Bagga and Kwame Aidoo (Emerson Park) with Lauren Maynard and Mercy Okunoren (Albany)
Gaivile Liebute and Marika Majewska (Albany) with two students from Oaks Park
The Medics group programme at Havering Sixth Form College is for students who achieve all A and A* grades at GCSE and who wish to pursue a medical–related career (Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry or Pharmacy).
The Medics are timetabled into the same groups for their Biology and Chemistry classes so that their lessons are taught from a medical-related perspective with an emphasis upon stretch and challenge. Extra lessons each week support broader development to provide the skills needed to excel during the University/Medical School entrance process.