Medical Education team goes back to the future to help budding doctors

Medical Education team goes back to the future to help budding doctors

A North Wales Medical Education team has shared their skills and experiences to inspire the next generation of doctors.

Wrexham Maelor Hospital’s Undergraduate Department gave local school students a taster of what it takes to become a fully-fledged medic at their annual Future Doctors event.

GCSE students from the surrounding area who are considering pursuing a career in medicine attended the event at the hospital’s Clinical Training Unit. 

Dr Fiona Rae, Honorary Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Emergency Medicine, led the presentations to the students and provided from her own experience, an in-depth look into what’s needed to get on to the career path as a doctor.

Following the presentation sessions, the school students were given a slice of the practical side of life as a doctor.

They took part in clinical skills workshops, such as performing CPR and learning to use a defibrillator on simulation mannequins.

Undergraduate Manager Andrea Taylor said: “We run the Future Doctor’s event to support any local student in Wrexham and the surrounding area who is considering a career as a doctor but who maybe unsure what is needed to start on this road.

Medical Education team goes back to the future to help budding doctors

“It’s been great to see such enthusiasm from the students who have come to the event, the team has really enjoyed engaging with them all, especially through the clinical skills workshop.

“There are definitely some future doctors already there and we want them to know that the Undergraduate department at Wrexham Maelor will be there to help and support them on their journey.” 

Medical Education Fellows, Dr Colette Cook and Dr Rea Hughes also shared their experiences, thoughts and advice on what is needed to become a doctor.

They were joined by Medical students Amelia Dickinson and India Corrin who provided students with an insight into getting in and through medical school and also by Cardiff Medical School representative Sara Vaughan who discussed with the group what attributes they would need to become a doctor.