There are various ways health care professionals might like to get involved:
1. Take part in the 'Meet the Doctor' evening session that takes place once a year (usually at the end of February)
Structured much like an OSCE, small groups of AS students who are in the Mentoring Scheme meet several doctors from different disciplines in the course of the evening. The idea is to give them the chance to meet you, hear about your work and be further inspired to persevere with their application.
2. Recruit friends/colleagues for the 'Meet the Doctor' session
e.g. doctors working in A&E (and helicopters!) and neuro-surgery - all are bound to be sure-fire hits! But of course the most important factor is the individual doctor - whether they can interact well with teenagers, bring it all alive, get them asking questions and so on.
3. The Summer School
This week long non-residential Summer School takes place in early July. Sometimes doctors are invited in for a session to spend about an hour with a group of students talking about their work.
4. Last but probably most important of all: help us to develop work experience opportunities.
This is the last big barrier for many of the students who get involved in Target Medicine so anything you could do to help would be hugely appreciated.
You might like to get directly involved in providing work experience at the Practices/Hospitals you work in and you could also see what interest you could generate amongst like-minded friends and colleagues in other clinical settings.
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