Medic Workshop at Farlington

July 6, 2017

Farlington Senior School hosted its first Aspiring Medic Workshop on Thursday 22nd June. This was aimed at students considering a career in the medical field and was attended by 57 students from Farlington and other local schools.

The workshop was run by Operating Theatre Live, a travelling, school-based, medical programme.  The team converted the Trina Mawer Hall into an operating theatre, allowing students to get hands-on with real anatomy in a clinical setting. 

The day started with a dramatic entrance into a mock-surgical theatre. There was then an introduction where the students got some inside information on how to apply for medical-based courses such as physiotherapy, nursing, midwifery, or being a paramedic, as well as the usual medicine disciplines, dentistry and veterinary science.

They also received some very useful advice on how to be successful in their applications and what the requirements for entry to these courses are at various universities. 

The students then got hands-on experience at dissecting a range of different anatomical structures, looking at different pathologies associated with the structures along the way.

It was a fun, exciting and very informative event at which the students got to experience some real-life procedures as surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses.