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A Day in the Life of a Junior Doctor

stamford medical society The Stamford Endowed Schools Medical Society were recently lucky enough to welcome the team from “Grab Your Stethoscope,” who ran a workshop titled; “A Day in the Life of a Junior Doctor” for interested students in Years 8-13.

The aim was to gain an insight into what junior doctors do, from junior doctors themselves. The group were tasked with accurately diagnosing appendicitis and a UTI. Additionally they were given stethoscopes to use as part of learning how to do a respiratory examination.

Miss Jen Hamflett (SHS Biology) said: “The students were very interested in the role play exercise to learn how to take a medical history, and the instructors from the GYS team worked sensitively with the students to help them understand the importance of developing a rapport with a patient.

Isaac Costa-Mellonie (Y12) said “The workshop was exciting and informative; I think I speak for all the students there that day when I say we want another session and it was a great day!”

The team from GYS will return to SES to help the current Y12 prepare for their UKCAT exams this summer, which forms an increasingly vital part of applications to study medicine at university as changes to A Levels begin.