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Today marks the 67th World Health Day, which aims to draw attention to global health issues. The following are some programmes that offer youngsters, who are interested in healthcare, a glimpse into what the field of medicine entails.
Young Doctors Summer School – Debate Chamber
This summer programme is an introduction to the world of medicine for young students aged 11-14. It combines academic sessions with activities that test and apply the theoretical aspects that they learn. Your child can get the chance to suture a wound or diagnose and offer possible treatment options whilst role-playing or analysing case studies. Additional activities include group work, quizzes and experiments. Read more about this summer programme here.
British Red Cross – Work Experience Initiative
The British Red Cross offers week-long work experience opportunities for young students between the ages of 15 and 18. Your child can gain insight into the different departments within the Red Cross and the work that they do. The placements are available in London during July and August 2017. The application deadline is the 2nd of June 2017 and there are limited places available so for more information, please click here.
Imperial College London – The PreMed Course
A one-day medical career course is on offer from Imperial College London. This course is run by seasoned doctors who provide objective career advice to any young person considering a career in medicine. The course is well suited to 14-18 year-olds who are aspiring doctors or medical practitioners, as applicants are urged to fully investigate what a career in the field is like. The upcoming dates for this course are the 22nd of April 2017 and the 2nd of September 2017. Please read more information about this course here.
If your child is aged 11-16 and you’re interested in joining the tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programme, we’ve still got a few spaces left for young people that want to join GT Scholars this term. If you’re interested, you’ll need to register your interest here or give us a call on 02088168066