‘Focus on Medicine’ Open Day to inspire tomorrow’s doctors

Posted by ap507 at Jun 17, 2015 11:04 AM |
Students interested in studying medicine invited to University of Leicester event on Saturday 20 June

Issued by University of Leicester's Press Office on 17 June

A video of fifth year medical student Ted Artley discussing the impact the University of Leicester’s new Centre for Medicine will have on the doctors of tomorrow and Professor Nick London explaining how it will transform medical training is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS1UkZNNEwI

Students interested in studying medicine, and their families, are invited to the University of Leicester’s ‘Focus on Medicine Day’ on Saturday 20 June, which will provide the opportunity to learn more about the University’s unique medical facilities – including its new £42million Centre for Medicine.

The University of Leicester’s Medical School aims to prepare new doctors to meet the challenges of healthcare in the 21st century, including a strong focus on how the experience of patients can be improved.

During the ‘Focus on Medicine Day’ event attendees will be able to:

  • Find out about course structure, teaching, learning techniques and assessment
  • Take a guided tour around the University’s Medical School and hear about plans for the new Centre for Medicine
  • Take a guided tour around the campus and University accommodation
  • Talk to current medicine students and medics about student life at Leicester
  • Receive information about student finance and the financial support available
  • Take part in a variety of demonstrations including testing your knowledge on the human anatomy, measuring the electrical activity of the heart and learning the correct procedures for medical handwashing

From September 2016 the Medical School will be delivering an entirely new curriculum which will allow students to experience clinical medicine right from the beginning of the course with live consultations, both in Primary and Secondary Care, being transmitted to students.

The new curriculum will also allow for images, such as CT scans and MRI scans, to be transmitted directly into the Medical School as they appear on radiology systems in Leicester hospitals.

The University of Leicester Medical School also features a Dissecting Room facility in which all students enrolled in the course will experience cadaveric dissection, which is becoming increasingly uncommon in UK medical schools.

Professor Nick London, Head of Medical Education at the University of Leicester’s Medical School said: “The Medical School is particularly proud of the support that it offers our students provided by the Student Support Unit, which offers support on pastoral issues, academic issues, professionalism issues and welfare. The Medical School is acutely aware that in order to prepare students for a lifelong career in medicine, students need to learn how to ‘work things out’.

“There is no doubt that studying medicine is a considerable intellectual and resilience challenge to students, and with this in mind, the new curriculum will also contain training in resilience and mindfulness.

“Those that attend the event will get the chance to meet a number of our existing students and hear about how exciting and rewarding the student experience at Leicester can be.”

The ‘Focus on Medicine Day’ starts at 9.30am and runs until 4.45pm on Saturday 20 June.

A programme for the day is available at: http://www2.le.ac.uk/study/open-days/focus-on-medicine-day-programme

Further information about the Student Support Unit is available at: https://blackboard.le.ac.uk/bbcswebdav/courses/MEX009/Student%20Support/minisite/index.html

To attend the ‘Focus on Medicine Day’ please book a place using the online booking form available at: https://myleicester.le.ac.uk/form/undergraduateopendays

If you have any questions about the ‘Focus on Medicine Day’ please contact the Study at Leicester team on: study@le.ac.uk


Notes to Editors:

For more information please contact Lucy Wade on law14@leicester.ac.uk


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