Tristan was amazing. He really encouraged us to think deeply about issues, was very interesting to listen to and challenged us to dig deeper into important issues.
Being a doctor is rarely about being passive. Through these interactive sessions we’ll challenge you to make decisions yourself, both scientifically, ethically and, most of all, medically.
We’ll cover the main aspects of Medicine to give you the confidence to formulate your own opinions and demonstrate logical reasoning when asked tough questions. The day will cover pre-clinical, scientific and clinical aspects of the course, focusing on scientific understanding of medicine, communication/ethics and medical dilemmas.
You’ll learn how to interpret unseen pictures/micrographs or props, such as a bone, which you may not be familiar with. We’ll move on to a scientific discussion, for example on malaria and how you would design an anti-malarial drug, considering aspects such as the parasitic life cycle, the physiology of malaria and the mechanisms of drug action.
You’ll learn the importance of keeping your head in difficult ethical scenarios, e.g. allocation of resources, practical problems in hospital. Communications skills scenarios will also test your patience and the application of your logic e.g. explaining a drug to a patient and convincing them not to want it. Role-play will test your nerve and give you a real idea of what working with patients involves.
This class will give you an accurate understanding of the first steps to treating patients successfully. This will involve discussions and scenarios involving the principles of emergency medicine, how best to treat cancer and how you would run a ward for elderly patients.
Your day runs from 10am - 5.30pm in central London and is split into three sections, with breaks for lunch and well-earned snacks. As part of the day you'll receive a subject-specific workbook, a copy of our book So you want to go to Oxbridge? Tell me about a banana.., which gives you more challenging questions and suggestions as to how you can approach them, and a Course Report for the Oxbridge courses that might be right for you.
Come with an open mind, a thirsty brain and a tasty packed-lunch!