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Clinical Skills Workshop at King’s College London 24th February 2017

On Friday 17th February, students in Year 11 and Year 12 attended a Medical Skills Workshop at King’s College London Guy’s Campus.

The workshop began with a presentation and Q&A discussion on the opportunities within the Medical school which covered information about the courses, admissions, entry requirements and the structure of degrees including the Extended Medical Degree Programme .

“Although the clinical part was very interesting and perhaps my favourite, the talk in the beginning was very useful and interesting. It helped me understand the requirements and steps of going to a university which requires certain expectations from you, for medicine.”

Following the presentation, the students worked in groups and learned how to take blood from a patient, how to measure blood pressure and how to suture a wound. Throughout the workshops, they were guided by medical students at King’s College London, who were also able to answer their questions about student life at one of London’s top universities and what it is really like to study Medicine.

“The workshop was fantastic, it broadened my knowledge further and gave me a greater insight into the world of medicine and how to go into this field. The talk allowed my understanding to be consolidated and showed the support they have for us. It also pushed me to want to go further and allowed me to be sure of what I want to do in the future with medicine. The activities were thrilling and led me to being enthusiastic about everything.”

Everyone enjoyed the workshop, with many stating that it was very informative and even helped them decide whether a career in Medicine is the right choice for them to pursue.

“It was very educational and interesting. Very useful and has definitely helped to convince me that medicine is the right field for me. Thank you!”

“I thought the workshop was very enlightening for students thinking about studying medicine and also gave an insight to King’s as a school and the things needed to study medicine there.” 

Many thanks to the team at Kings for giving our students such a great insight.