The Target Medicine Summer School ran for its eleventh year in July, with 50 Year 11 students attending. The summer school was condensed to a three-day course, instead of the usual five, due to clashes with Ramadan and Eid.
Due to the reduction in the number of days, we aimed to focus on maximising students’ exposure to life as a medical student. School students were able to talk to junior doctors about a career in medicine, work through a simulated emergency scenario at the Royal Free simulation suite, as well as meet patients often used in MBBS exams. The week culminated in the annual Grand Round, during which each group presented their patient in an informative and creative way. The summer school was extremely well received, and the presentations were all of a very high standard.
As always, the summer school could not have run without the help of our brilliant medical student mentors. The summer school students thoroughly enjoyed working with their mentors, and praised their hard work and commitment. All eight mentors (named below) are a credit to UCLMS, and will no doubt make incredible doctors in the near future.
Target Medicine Summer School 2016 mentors:
- Bonita Mathew – Year 3
- Jacob Reading – Year 6
- Josh Dey – Year 1
- Lisa Saleh Rasool – Year 2
- Lucie Guinto – Year 6
- Nawal (Nas) Benachar – Year 2
- Sean Rees – Year 3
- Shantal Deepak – Year 6
An extra special thanks to Dr Jayne Kavanagh, Catherine Phillips and, of course, Jeannine Attreed for their tireless efforts and support in ensuring that the summer school runs each year. Planning is already underway for Target Medicine Summer School 2017!
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Nadir Chowdhury, Clinical Teaching Fellow