On Wednesday, 23rd January, Mrs Porter, Mr Crawford and Mr Braithwaite accompanied a group of year 10 and 11 students to King’s College London for their Medical Activity Day. All the participating students had previously expressed an interest in following a career in the medical profession.
They travelled by bus and train to London Bridge station and were met by student ambassadors currently studying medicine at King’s.
The day involved some very hands-on experience of medical procedures, as well as being given an understanding of the entry requirements for the variety of degree courses available to medical students. Our students took part in workshops on the human digestive and circulatory systems, as well as undertaking sessions in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and clinical skills, such as suturing wounds and taking blood samples. They were then taken on a tour around the campus and given an insight into university life, including information on many of the societies that the student union offers. After this, they were given tips on writing personal statements and completing UCAS applications.
The students were an absolute credit to the academy, and came away with many new skills. Thank you so much to King’s and their ‘Outreach for Medicine’ and ‘Widening Participation’ teams for organising such a well-planned and engaging day.