An

invitation to Concord’s third Medical Futures Conference

Friday January 10, 2020

External students, fill out a booking form by clicking here. Concord students do not need to book. ** A full programme is available at the bottom of this article ** Concord is hosting its third annual Medical Futures Conference, designed to give the region’s students an insight into a career in medicine.  Students from Years 10 to 12 at schools across the West Midlands and Welsh borders are invited to the day-long event at Concord, with capacity for over 200 participants.   The conference, taking place on Saturday 29th February – part of which will be held in Concord’s £11m, state-of-the-art Science Block – is free of charge and includes lunch and optional transport.  University representatives, admissions officers and health care professionals will be attending, as well as Concord alumni and current medical undergraduates from across the UK.   The day will consist of a mixture of lectures, workshops and Q&A sessions and will provide opportunities to chat informally to experts in the field.   Students can also expect to receive valuable advice covering:   - How to succeed in your medical school application  - Excelling in your personal statement  - Choosing the right medical school  NHS professionals will be present from an array of disciplines and specialties.   This year we also welcome Medical Doorway who provide free advice to students aiming to study Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine in Europe. Medical Mavericks will be back to run some hands-on clinical skills development and Medical Projects are available to tell you all about a great variety of work experience that you can gain both at home and abroad.   Workshops will be running on a wide range of topics including medical admissions tests, interview technique, pathways in healthcare, life as a medical student and careers in pathology.   The day will culminate with a keynote presentation, 'The Human Guinea Pig', by Tom Warrender of Medical Mavericks. Tom’s highly engaging stage show includes jaw-dropping video footage of the many interesting medical tests he has been through, plus exciting live demos and participation for the bravest students!   The event feedback from the first two conferences was overwhelmingly positive, with many external students complimenting the ‘hugely insightful lectures’, ‘professional guidance’ and Concord’s ‘amazing facilities.’   Last year, over 20 university representatives were present from top UK universities, some from as far afield as Queens Belfast, Southampton, Dundee, and King’s College London, and even more are expected for this year’s conference.  Concord hopes to continue supporting the region’s aspiring medical students in an ever-competitive field and rigorous application processes, so if you’re interested in a medical career, sign up to the conference now by filling out a booking form.   If you have any queries, please email b.brown@concordcollege.org.uk  We look forward to welcoming you to Concord’s Medical Futures Conference.  Find us at: Concord College, Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury, SY5 7PF