Outreach for Medicine Information Sheet


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Outreach for Medicine Information Sheet

  1. 1. Outreach for Medicine:Med-View 2012 (2nd-4th April)(For Year 12 and Access course students only)The Outreach for Medicine project at King’s College London School of Medicine works to encourage and enableyoung people from local boroughs to study at medical school or to train for careers in the health service orbiomedical sciences. The activities offered are designed to familiarise local students with the requirements of acareer in the medical professions, and to introduce them to ways of gaining the skills and experience needed tomake such a career a reality.Med-View is one of the activities Outreach for Medicine offers. It is only available for year 12 and Access coursestudents who are seriously considering a career in medicine. It consists of a three-day medical taster conferencetaking place during the Easter break from Monday 2nd – Wednesday 4th April 2012 and will give you theopportunity to discover more about what and how student’s study at Medical School and take part in GP/wardvisits to observe what doctors actually do.There are 30 places available on Med-View, all of which are free of charge. Places are specifically targeted atthose students who ordinarily might not have the opportunity to attend similar conferences elsewhere. Lunchand refreshments will be provided free of charge each day. We will cover your travel costs to your GP/ward visits,and you will receive a certificate of attendance once you have successfully completed the course.Participants will have the opportunity to:• Attend lectures by leading medical researchers• Take part in interactive workshops on subjects like anatomy and practical clinical skills• Participate in small group tutorial discussion groups• Visit clinical departments and/or GP surgeries• Gain advice and ‘survival tips’ from current medical students.Applications for Med-View will be assessed using the following selection criteria:• By the ‘widening participation criteria’ section of the application form. This section includes standard questions that will help us to establish your eligibility for the conference.• By the quality of your answers to the other questions on the application form.• By demonstrating that you are seriously considering applying to medical school.How to applyTo be considered for a place at Med-View 2011, you will need to complete a Med-View 2011 application form andreturn it by email to outreachformedicine@kcl.ac.uk by 5pm on Wednesday 1st February 2012. All applicantswill be contacted by 1st March 2012 regarding the outcome of their application.Please direct any queries about Med-View to Dr Jane Valentine (contact details below).Outreach for Medicine | 0207 848 6972 | outreachformedicine@kcl.ac.uk | www.kcl.ac.uk/outreachmed