Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust NHS Lozenge

So you want to be a doctor? CHFT supporting medics of the future.

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Our taster day for budding medics proved so popular this year, we had to double the spaces.

So big thanks to all our consultants from all specialities, GP trainees, medical students, and of course our Medical Education Team who supported the event for 40 local students.

The day included workshops, advice in applying to medical school and other sessions to help them decide if a career in medicine is for them.

Opened and facilitated by Dr Arin Saha, the students were given a real insight in just one day of having a career in medicine.

Medical Education Manager, Sue Burton, said "It was a great day and I've already received feedback from attendees saying how valuable the day was, including the following email... "I found it extremely informative, especially all the tips for applications. Everyone that helped out was very knowledgeable and kind. Today has inspired me to go ahead and apply for medicine to pursue my dream career.'"

As ever a huge thanks to all our colleagues who went out of their way to support on the day."

One email to Sue said 

A huge thanks to all those who supported the event, including our FY1s (hiding in the back row of the photo) with sessions such as:

Here's the CHFT line-up 

  • A Consultant: Dr Uschi Hofmann  (Consultant Medical Oncologist)
  • A Medical Student: Isobel Bonnefoy-Jenkinson, Emily Feuters, Emma McCabe (5th year medical students)
  • A Junior Doctor: Dr Jessica Gray, Dr Alexander Sumpner , Dr Ayesha Islam, Dr Luke Hampshire (Foundation Year One)
  • A GP: Dr Mishah Farooq, GP trainee  

Applying to Medical School Emily Feuters, Emma McCabe, Isobel Bonnefoy-Jenkinson (5th year medical students)

There were also workshops covering:

What makes a good doctor, supported by Foundation Year 1 Doctors Dr Jessica Gray, Dr Alexander Sumpner, Dr Ayesha Islam and Dr  Luke Sumpner.

Helpful tips for the medical school interview. Our 5th Year Medical Students Natasha Bhate and Alice Gargan, had support with other students.

Interview practice was given by Medical Education's Sue Burton, Omar Khatab and Angela Hope & Corinna Hampshire, Outpatient Manager

Last but not least Helen Curtis, Librarian Helen Curtis covered the use of technology in evidenced-based healthcare.

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