At Rishworth we run a weekly medical society for two hours after school (split over two days). These sessions run from after Easter in Year 12 through to Christmas in Year 13.
It was set up to support students who wish to pursue a career in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry nursing, physiotherapy and other healthcare related courses at University.
In addition to guest speakers events, we meet to discuss the latest in medical science, the NHS, different University courses, writing an effective personal statement and how best to prepare for the UKCAT and BMAT examinations and interviews (biomedical admissions tests).
We also endeavour to support and guide students in finding valuable volunteering and work experience, and give them opportunities within the society to develop their team working and leadership skills.
Students have found these sessions invaluable and we already have all of our medical applicants booked on several interviews for the current UCAS cycle.
- Joining a Medical Society, shows admission tutors and those interviewing you that you love the field of healthcare
- Discussing UCAS application and tips for entrance exams, interviews etc.
- You will be kept up-to-date with the latest in Medicine and related fields.
- You will get opportunities to hear talks from Medical Students, Professors and also be able to go on trips to various places of Medical significance.
Cultivating a passion for people’s chosen courses and keeping them motivated throughout the challenges of Sixth Form is something we as a society take pride in. If you’re interested in such careers, we would love for you to join us.
Mrs N Cheetham - who runs the Society says:
"Prior to the winter interviews for medicine and nursing we run a full MMI circuit in school for our applicants. This is a two-hour session and comprises of 12 stations (each at 5 minutes) to help the students practice their communication skills and the most commonly asked questions at interview. Stations include topics such as, critical thinking, NHS core values, experiences in work placements, mathematics and different care settings. We provide several sessions after school in preparation for this circuit and a full practice circuit is also available to students online prior to the day. Our students this year thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we were incredibly impressed by their thorough preparation and maturity throughout."