first medical conference a huge success

Wednesday June 20, 2018

Concord’s Medical Futures Conference, which took place over the weekend, was a huge success. Students from 16 schools across the region joined 70 prospective medics from Concord to gain valuable insights into future medical careers. The day comprised of lectures, workshops, practical sessions and informal discussions with an array of medical professionals, admissions officers and current medical undergraduates – some of whom, were Concord Alumni. Head of Science and organiser of the event, Mr Barry Brown said: “Students received valuable advice on how to write excellent personal statements, choosing the right medical school and thriving in interviews and admissions tests. “The 14 universities represented also advised on the application process, and tailored help to all the pupils in deciding where best to apply to.” 6.1 student, Natalie said: “We were extremely lucky to have had guests from all across the country to talk to us about our medical journey at higher education, as well as the life of a healthcare professional.” The event feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with a large number of external students complimenting the ‘amazing facilities’ and how ‘at home’ they felt throughout the day. Concord’s sixth formers were also praised regarding their support as tour guides and ‘buddies’ for the day, and were described as ‘wonderful’, ‘welcoming’, ‘friendly’ and ‘organised’. Mr Brown added: “The day was a huge success, and I would like to thank all involved in the planning, organisation and delivery of the conference. “Concord hopes to run this event annually, to continue to support the region’s aspiring medical students, with the next conference scheduled for early spring, in 2019.”