Concord’s

‘Medical Futures Conference’ on 16th June

Monday June 4, 2018

Concord College is hosting its first conference designed to give the region’s students an insight into a medical career. Rearranged from March due to adverse weather conditions, the conference will now take place on Saturday 16th June. For full details and timings of the event, please download the flyer by clicking here. We are inviting Years 10 to 12 at schools throughout the region to the ‘Medical Futures Conference’, with capacity for over 200 students. The conference, part of which will be held in Concord’s new £11m science block, is free of charge. Head of Science, Mr Barry Brown said: “The conference will provide young people considering a career in medicine the opportunity to gain essential insights into the personal attributes required, career pathways on graduation and how to overcome the numerous hurdles in the rigorous and highly competitive application process. "A number of university medical schools, admissions officers and health care professionals will be attending and the day will consist of a mix of lectures, workshops and also opportunities to chat informally to experts in the field." The programme is being generously supported by The Medic Portal, GAPMedics and Medical Mavericks who all work closely with schools and colleges and will be freely giving their time. Current medical students, a number of whom are Concord alumni, will also be present to provide an insight into life on a range of modern medical degree courses. A keynote lecture will be delivered by Professor Divya Chari of Keele University Medical School who is a leading expert in her field. She will be highlighting how cutting edge science is revolutionising medicine. For students interested in attending the conference day, please fill in a booking form by clicking here. If you have any queries, please email: b.brown@concordcollege.org.uk.