What does it mean to be a doctor? How do I become a doctor?
In a series of enrichment talks our Year 10, 11 and 6th Form students had opportunity to hear a range of talks from different University Admission Tutors. On Wednesday 1st of March Dr Joy Coogan from University of East London presented a talk about what it means to be a Psychologist. On Thursday 2nd March we had Dr Sarah Benett who is a GP and has worked at UCL Medical School as a Senior Teaching Fellow for the last 5 years and is an Admissions Tutor for the MBBS programme.
Students who are planning to study Medicine at university had a great opportunity to hear directly from an Admission Tutor. Medicine is one of the most competitive courses in the UK and every year thousands of international students are accepted into medical school. Here at Bentley Wood in our 6th form, we have created a programme to help our students to be successful in their applications for the most competitive university courses. The entry standards for any medical school are strict and exacting. Interviews for admission can be tough and students should expect questioning on motivation, previous work and personal interests, as well as being able to produce evidence of all previous achievements, including relevant work experience.
This talk was very useful for our Year 10 and 11 students who are planning their future career in Medicine.