There are a number of ways that Phase 1 Medicine interacts with schools and colleges in the Teesside, Durham and Wearside areas to improve access to medicine for local students.
We can offer advice about applying to Medical School
We can come along to the school or college and give talks or attend careers fairs
We offer "Look See" days at the Queens Campus where schools can experience a number of talks and medicine based activities with Phase 1 Medicine staff and student
We can tailor visits to the Department to suit the age or ability of the students depending on the requirement of the school. Visits by younger children can be aimed at piquing interest in either the Health Professions or in the Sciences while visits by Year 11 or A Level students can be aimed at providing information about the medical profession or applying to medical school. All of the "Look See" days have a practical component where students experience a number of hands-on activities in the Clinical Skills Laboratory and this is always by far the most popular part of a visit. Activities can range from use of the stethoscope and identification of organs and bones for younger children to CPR training (cardio-pulmonary resuscitaion) and phlebotomy for older students.
Schools visits are limited by our teaching timetable and can usually only be offered on a Wednesday afternoon during University term time. Out of term time we can be more flexible.
If you are interested in our "Look See" days then please contact Mrs. Pam White by email.