Jan 9, 2012
Students participating in Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form’s highly acclaimed Pre-med programme have visited a Medical Conference at the University of Liverpool – giving them an insight into life as a medical student.
Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form has an enviable reputation for excellence in the sciences. With highly trained, experienced staff, many of whom are examiners and scientists in their own right; the College is well placed to teach the next generation of health professionals. The College has also developed and perfected its unique pre-professional programme for medicine (Pre Med). This exciting and challenging extra-curricular course, offered in addition to a student’s regular studies, provides extra support and guidance for those who want to apply to highly competitive degree programmes such as medicine, veterinary sciences and dentistry.
As part of the course, this year’s students have recently attended a trip the University of Liverpool to attend a special conference aimed at aspiring medical students. During the event the students attended a string of useful and interesting advice sessions and were able to speak with current medical students from the university.
A Level student Harriet Sinclair, who is currently studying Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Psychology attended the conference and said, “The university day at Liverpool was really insightful. We were told about the application process, interview techniques and life as a medical student. We were also able to talk with recently qualified doctors at a question and answer session. Not only this, but we also got a taster for PBL (Problem Based Learning) and had a session on clinical skills, where we learnt to suture. It was a really informative and interesting day and I definitely left the conference knowing I wanted to be in the medical profession more than when I went in.”
Last year, 32 students from the College’s A Level and vocational Science programmes progressed onto medical related degree programmes, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and optometry and it looks like the academic year 2011-2012 will continue this tradition of excellence!