Last term a group of 15 year 10 pupils attended a Medical Day at Bromley College, along with pupils from two other Bromley Schools. They had the opportunity to take part in hands on practical workshops. In one workshop the pupils were provided with patient histories, laboratory results and X-rays to diagnose patients. In another workshop they completed CPR and learnt the recovery position for an unconscious casualty and then had the opportunity to discuss medical ethics. Here they got to ‘act out’ real life situations in which decisions had to be made involving medical ethics and the difficult decisions that doctors have to make regarding patient treatment.
The pupils also had the opportunity to meet with current medical students, where they could ask questions about the life of a medical student, ways to improve their CV to enhance a successful application, the interview process and admission tests.
Of the three challenges completed Chizute Ogbedeh (10XW), Duncan Hunt (10XL), Henry Muscatt (10XB) and Natalie Chapman (10XW) won the medical ethics challenge, Zain Naveed (10XF) and Morenike Tomori (10XB) won the CPR\recovery position challenge and Elizabeth Gilmore (10XF) and Nadia Cairns (10YH) won the medical ethics challenge.
All the pupils had a great day and learnt the value of teamwork and good communication.