Students bone up on medicine
- Published 02/04/12 6:00 am
BUDDING medics at Warrington have been receiving specialist advice and guidance to help maximise their chances of successfully entering the medical profession.
Would-be doctors and healthcare professionals studying on Priestley College's Pre Medical course have been receiving advice from The University of Manchester's Fastbleep team, headed by Francesca Liuzzi.
They shared their own personal experiences to illustrate to students how to increase their chances of successfully entering the medical profession.
The team also led specialist skills workshops on how to suture, carry out CPR, use a stethoscope, take blood pressure and a hands session analysing parts of the human skeleton. The sessions ended with an imaging quiz where students had to use powers of analysis to deduce what had happened to a patient from X-ray, ultrasound and CAT scans.
Wendy Winnard, a chemistry teacher at Priestley said "It is really useful and intriguing for the students to learn at first hand just what may be involved in the medical profession.
"The Fastbleep team really enthused the students. It is always good for students to hear such accounts from those currently training and working in a front line setting."
The Fastbleep Foundation was set up by a group of medical students at the university who felt that not enough was being done to support young people from low socio-economic groups to apply for medicine.
Pictured: Students bone up on skeletons.