Outreach for medicine activities for college students brochure 2010 2011
sixth form &
Outreach for Medicine
Please complete and return your booking form to Dr Jane Valentine.
Post: Outreach for Medicine, King’s College London, Room 4.20,
4th Floor, Shepherd’s House, Guy’s Campus, London SE1 1UL.
Alternatively, please visit www.kcl.ac.uk/outreachmed and complete an online
Contact details (Please CLEARLY print in block capital letters)
Borough (where your school is):
Your school year group:
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Worshipful Company of Barbers’ Science & Medicine in Action lecture series 2010-11
c Muscular Dystrophy – What goes wrong & how can we fix it? Dr Roli Roberts 20 Oct 2010
c A&E medicine and interactive trauma scenarios using patient simulators Dr Peter Jaye 3 Nov 2010
c Teaching T-cells to target cancer – CAR Stories Dr John Maher 10 Nov 2010
c Surgery – What technology has to offer Dr Michael Douek 17 Nov 2010
c Macrophages and disease Dr Frederic Geissmann 24 Nov 2010
c Are you mad? Dr Teifion Davies 1 Dec 2010
c Epidemiology under fire: Mental health and war Professor Simon Wessely 15 Dec 2010
c Gene therapy – Coming of age Dr Michael Antoniou 12 Jan 2011
c Studying brain development – Defects and cancer Dr Albert Basson 26 Jan 2011
c Regulation of fatty acid transporters in the placenta Dr Lindsay McDermott 2 Feb 2011
c Nerve growth Professor Guy Tear 9 Feb 2011
c Gastric bypass surgery: Life-saving or life-constraining? Dr Anne-Maj Samuelsson 16 Feb 2011
c Life in General Practice Dr Rajive Mitra 2 Mar 2011
c Med School: The real deal Current medical students and Junior Doctors 21 Oct 2010
c Clinical Communication in healthcare Bernadette O’Neill, Communication Skills lecturer 11 Nov 2010
c Preparing for your Medical school interview TBC 27 Jan 2011
c Student finance and budgeting Gretta Gavin, King’s College London Welfare Advisor 10 Feb 2011
c Improving your UCAS personal statement Dr Alison Stenton, EMDP Deputy Director 17 Mar 2011
c Please tick the box if you would like to receive more details and a MED-VIEW application form.
The Outreach for Medicine team from King’s College London School
of Medicine works to encourage and enable young people living in
London, Kent and Medway to study at medical school or to train for
careers in the health service or biomedical sciences.
The outreach activities are designed to familiarise local students, parents
and teachers with the requirements of a career in the medical professions
and to introduce them to ways of gaining the skills and experience
needed to make such a career a reality.
You may attend any session that interests you, but you will get most out of them if you attend the whole series.
For information on any of the events offered by Outreach for
Medicine, please contact Dr Jane Valentine.
Phone: 020 7848 6972/6968
This three-day intensive course runs from 11-13th April
2011, and is designed to give Year 12 and access course
students an opportunity to find out what life is like as a
medical student and a doctor.
The aim of the mentoring scheme is to prepare you to enter
medical school and ultimately the medical profession. The
group workshop sessions are led predominantly by senior staff
in the medical school and are supported by medical students
from the EMDP and MBBS programmes. The usual format is
a 30-40 minute presentation from a member of staff, followed
by small-group work with a current medical student.
All the workshops will take place in the Henriette Raphael
Function Room, on the Guy’s Hospital site at London Bridge
Worshipful Company of Barbers’ Science and
Medicine in Action lecture series 2010-11
The Science and Medicine in Action lectures are available
to all science AS/A2 level and access course students in
London, Kent & Medway. The lectures are given by research
scientists and medical doctors and are designed to broaden
your understanding, boost your independent study skills,
make you think differently about scientific issues, and help
you to gain insight into the wide range of different medical
specialties that exist.
All the lectures will take place in the Harris Lecture
Theatre, on the Guy’s Hospital Site at London Bridge at 5pm.
There is no simple checklist of activities
that will guarantee you a place at medical
school but there are, however, a few things
you should really try and do:
• Arrange work experience at a hospital
or GP surgery and/or voluntary work
in a hospital. If this is not possible to
arrange, volunteer to help out in an
old people’s home or a day centre for
people with disabilities instead
• Investigate areas of science that
interest you by getting involved in
extra-curricular activities such as our
Worshipful Company of Barbers’
Science in Action lecture series.
• Find out what life at medical school
is like and what it means to be a
doctor today. You could do this by
talking to your GP or by attending
the Worshipful Company of Barbers’
Medicine in Action lecture series
or Group Mentoring workshops.
At these activities you will get
the opportunity to hear talks from
current doctors about the realities
of being a doctor and speak with
current medical students about their
• You may also like to apply for MED-
VIEW, our three-day intensive
medical conference. This will give
you a good insight as to what it would
be like to study medicine.
The following activities are designed
to increase your knowledge about
different scientific issues, increase your
awareness about the realities of studying
and practising medicine and enhance
your medical school application and
As part of its 700th anniversary activities,
the Worshipful Company of Barbers
launched an appeal amongst its members
which has enabled the Company to
support the outreach work of Outreach
for Medicine for at least seven years.
In the Middle Ages, barbers once
practised surgery as Barber-Surgeons. The two skills
separated when the surgeons left in 1745, ultimately to
form the Royal College of Surgeons. Now nearly half of the
Barbers’ Company members are from medical disciplines and
the Company’s charitable activities are focused on medical
Further information about the Company can be found on
the website www.barberscompany.org.uk or from the Clerk at
Barber-Surgeons’ Hall, London EC2Y 5BL.