School Pupils to have a ‘taste of medicine’
(3 March 2003)
Local sixth form students will take part in a taster session for Medicine at the University of Durham, Queen’s Campus, Stockton on Wednesday 5 March.
The ‘Look See’ day will provide 30 students with an opportunity to hear about the innovative teaching programme and talk with current medical students. Tutors will provide an overview of the course through talks and students will be involved in a range of hands-on practical sessions.
Local schools taking part include Prior Pursglove College, Macmillan College, Hartlepool Sixth Form, Stockton Sixth Form, Middlesbrough College and St Mary’s Sixth Form College.
Dr Jackie Spence, the Widening Participation Co-ordinator for Medicine, said, “Structured activities for school visits take place throughout the year and provide a great opportunity for school pupils to find out what is available to them at University. Our current medical students have had a lot of input in the design of these activities and provide first-hand experience of the course”.
Media Opportunity - Dr Spence and current Medical students will be available for interviews from 1.30 p.m. on Wednesday 5 March in the Holliday Building at the University of Durham, Queen’s Campus, Stockton.
The format is:
2-00 pm: Welcome
2-10 pm: Talk about Phase 1 Medicine, The Curriculum, UCAS forms and applying to Medical School
2-30 pm: Medicine Activities: A selection of 20 minute “hands on” activities for students and teachers
3-45 pm: Feedback session - a chance to ask questions of Phase 1 Medicine staff and students
From 2.30 p.m. until 3.45 p.m. the students will be involved in hands-on activities in the medical laboratories in the Holliday Building.
For further Information contact:- Dr Jackie Spence 01642 333522 Jan Cawood, PR Officer 01642 335318