Aspiring doctors were able to get first-hand information about the reality of life as a medical student and the application process, when former student Lia Davies came back to OSH to talk to Sixth Form Chemistry students.
Lia was awarded the OSH Chemistry prize in 2012 and was one of 13 students who successfully achieved a place at medical school. She is currently in her second year at Hull York Medical School.
Her talk was focussed specifically at Sixth Formers and provided the students with up to date knowledge and experience of applying for medicine, the procedures involved, interview techniques, what medicine involves and what life is like working in hospitals and GP surgeries.
After the presentation, Head of Chemistry Mr Rai Sahni said, “The PowerPoint presentation was well delivered and the content at an appropriate level for our Chemistry students. It was clearly evident that Lia had put a lot of work and effort into the preparation and we should like to thank her for taking time to visit Old Swinford Hospital.”
Year 13 student Dominic Luxton said, “It was a very useful and insightful lecture on the essentials of med school”.