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UCL in the News: Young 'docs' learn about hospital life

4 July 2007

The Dick Whittington Summer School, based at the UCL's Archway Campus on Highgate Hill, is run for local working-class kids whose parents didn't go to university.

Its aim is to give youngsters from deprived backgrounds the opportunity of a career in medicine. …

They have been meeting real patients, attending research sessions, visiting local GPs and speaking to junior doctors.

Dr Jayne Kavanagh [UCL Primary Care & Populations Sciences] said: "They have a good time and learn all about medicine, meeting lots of different kinds of doctors.

"Before they come here, their ideas are based on ER and Scrubs, we help them to get an overview of medical school and what doctors actually do". …

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