The Young Person’s Medical Conference is an excellent opportunity for any prospective medical applicant to not only learn about excelling in the medical application process, but to experience being a medical student. You will have the option of choosing which workshops you attend, giving you the choice of attending what you feel would be most useful and interesting to you. The Young Person’s Medical Conference runs from 10.00 until 15.00 on 25th June. The day will be hosted by Rebecca Williams, Director at Dukes Consultancy.
Additionally, students attending will receive their own copy of our guide to the medical application process, So You Want To Go To Medical School?
Experience being a medical student Interactive medical skill-based workshops Hear from medical students, junior doctors and consultants
Seminars on how to submit a successful application Join like-minded applicants in discussing medical topics BMAT/UKCAT and personal statement focus sessions
Book your place
Online bookings for our Young Person’s Medical Conference are now open. If you would like more information about this conference, please contact one of our medical consultants on +44 (0)207 499 2394 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: 25th June
Location: New Academic Building, London School of Economics, Holborn
Price: £20 per student, £30 per student with one parent
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The Young Person’s Medical Conference runs from 10.00 until 15.00 on 25th June.
The day will be hosted by Rebecca Williams, Director at Dukes Consultancy.
Opening talks from a Medical Student, a Junior Doctor and a Senior Consultant
You will meet medical professionals who will give you insights into studying and practising medicine. You will hear previous experiences, including what universities are looking for.
You will have the option of choosing which sessions you attend, depending on what you prefer to focus on.
This session focuses on the importance of work experience, volunteering and picking the right university when applying to a medical course.
Students will see a real interview in action and analyse communication, structure and content of answers.
BMAT and UKCAT Admissions Tests
This session will look exclusively at the BMAT and UKCAT, giving students the opportunity to work through mock papers with our medical test experts.
Personal Statement Writing
Students will look at what to include in a personal statement and what makes a personal statement effective.
There will be a selection of exhibitors, including leading medical universities and work experience companies, who will be there for students to talk to and find out more about studying medicine and building their CV.
There will be a parent and teacher drop-in station open from 11.00 until 12.00 and 13.30 until 14.30 where parents, teachers and advisers have the chance to talk to our specialised consultants about how to best support students through their journey.
“Be a Medical Student for an Afternoon” Workshops
From discussing clinical cases and ethics to learning how to complete a surgical stitch, this session will intensify your passion to become a doctor.
An interactive discussion around ethics, which is a daily conversation in the medical workplace
An interactive discussion on clinical cases, what this involves and how to work through them
A practical workshop on surgical stitching, introducing students to basic surgery on a foam model
A roleplay workshop to introduce the students to patient consultations, a key part of being a doctor.
The panel Q&A is an excellent opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your Medical applications. Panellists include John Wilson, lay member of the university admissions panel for medical school undergraduate entry at UCL and who has also performed this role at Imperial College and Queen Mary University, and Dr Emma Brierley, a Cambridge Medicine graduate who specialises in palliative care and strives to help students to pursue their passion and become doctors.
WHY CHOOSE OUR medical conference?
WHAT’S ON The Young Person’s Medical Conference?
Introductory seminar to the BMAT/UKCAT, where students will learn about each admissions test and how to approach them.
Be a medical student for the afternoon
Experience what it is like to be a medical student and learn medical-based skills.
Interview skills workshop
A workshop focusing on medical interviews conducted with a medical consultant. The workshop will teach students to perform their best at interview.
What admissions tutors are looking for
Learn from our Medical Consultants what makes a strong medical application.
Work experience advice
Gain expert guidance about medical work experience – from how to arrange it, to how to use it in your personal statement and at interview.
Guide to the medical application process
Students will receive a copy of our guide to the medical application process, So You Want To Go To Medical School? The Ultimate Guide to UK Medical Applications.
New Academic Building
London School of Economics
54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
The closest stations are Holborn for the Central and Piccadilly Lines, and Temple for the Circle and District Lines.
Southeastern trains operate through Blackfriars, which is approximately a 15-minute walk to Holborn. Thameslink services also operate in the nearby City Thameslink and Farringdon Stations.
There is limited parking space – we recommend arriving by tube, train, taxi or bus where possible.
Meet Our Consultants
Dr Emma Brierley, Senior Medical Consultant
Our Medical Applications support is provided by our team of medical graduates, led by Dr Emma Brierley MB BChir MA(Hons) Cantab. Emma graduated from Cambridge University in 2007 with a degree in Pre-Clinical Medicine and then in 2010 with a degree in Clinical Medicine.
She has worked in a variety of specialities including Gastroenterology, Care of the Elderly, Acute Medicine, General Practice, Vascular and General Surgery before finding her passion in Palliative Medicine.
She now uses her experience in Medicine and her time working with students on the Teach First programme, along with strong enthusiasm and dedication to help students become prepared and excel in Medical Applications and become successful applicants and doctors.
Dr Nicola Comer, Senior Medical Consultant
We are delighted to announce that Nicola Comer will be our Senior Consultant for the Young Person’s Medical Conference. Nicola is a Cambridge graduate with 18 years of clinical experience. Through her various supervisory roles, Nicola has had extensive experience in guiding and teaching students through their academic lives.
As well as being an admissions tutor for Cambridge, Nicola has worked closely with various students, providing support for the Clinical Medical students at Churchill College as well as delivering teaching sessions in medical ethics to the third year students prior to their clinical training.
She has written medical papers, blogs and presentations for clinicians and commercial clients, and will be able to pass on her applied knowledge to those students taking part in the conference.
Nicola will be presenting a talk about her career in Medicine, along with being on the panel, and will be there throughout the day to answer any questions you may have for her.