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Yr 10 visit – ‘Alternative to Medicine’ at London South Bank University

‘On 30th June 2017, myself, Ms Harper, Ms Shaw and 12 other Year 10 students went to London South Bank University for an ‘Alternative to Medicine’ course to give us an insight into pathways we could take into medical courses. Throughout the day, we learned about many different medical careers, including paramedic science, which taught us all about what it truly takes to be a fully qualified paramedic. We also took part in multiple experiments, including: vision goggles (drunk, tunnel vision), ageing suits and taking our own ECGs. I personally found the day incredibly useful and it has definitely encouraged me to look into the careers of medicine.’

Lewis Brewer – Year 10

Medicine is one of the most competitive courses offered; in 2015, there were 82,034 applicants fighting for 7,424 places to study medicine in the UK with some medical schools reporting 1000 applications for 50 places. It was reported by the ‘Medical School Application Guide’ in 2015 that 9938 applications to medicine were unsuccessful.

About the Alternative to Medicine Conference:

The conference aim is to raise awareness of alternative courses to medicine and the diverse range of healthcare courses offered. Registration starts from 10am, followed by a key note speaker from London South Bank University. Students will have the opportunity to pre select two out of three interactive taster workshops

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