Future medics get a taste of student life

ASPIRING medics were given an insight into life in the profession.

The University of Sheffield invited 50 Year 12 pupils from across South Yorkshire to a four-day summer school aimed at inspiring them to study the area.

The event, part of Sheffield Outreach and Access to Medicine Scheme, had activities designed to introduce the students to the medical profession including clinical skills practice, mock interviews, clinical placements in hospitals and learning about the key ethical debates in the field.

The budding doctors were mentored throughout the week by current medical students at the university, who were on hand to answer questions about the degree course.

Amy Horton, from the university’s Outreach and Access Team said: “I’m really pleased that so many of the students have put so much effort and enthusiasm into the activities on the summer school.

“They have been a pleasure to work with and I am sure they will put their new skills and knowledge to good use when applying to university to study medicine, or another course of their choice.

“Over four days and three nights the pupils experienced a true taste of student life. We hope that the programme will help students to achieve their dreams.”