Focus on Medicine event to inspire tomorrows doctors

Students interested in studying medicine, and their families, are invited to the University's ‘Focus on Medicine Day’ on Saturday 20 June, which will provide the opportunity to learn more about the University’s unique medical facilities – including its new £42million Centre for Medicine.

The University's Medical School aims to prepare new doctors to meet the challenges of healthcare in the 21st century, including a strong focus on how the experience of patients can be improved.

From September 2016 the Medical School will be delivering an entirely new curriculum which will allow students to experience clinical medicine right from the beginning of the course with live consultations, both in Primary and Secondary Care, being transmitted to students.

The new curriculum will also allow for images, such as CT scans and MRI scans, to be transmitted directly into the Medical School as they appear on radiology systems in Leicester hospitals.

Leicester's Medical School also features a Dissecting Room facility in which all students enrolled in the course will experience cadaveric dissection, which is becoming increasingly uncommon in UK medical schools.

The ‘Focus on Medicine Day’ starts at 9.30am and runs until 4.45pm on Saturday 20 June.

Watch a video of of fifth year medical student Ted Artley discussing the impact the University's new Centre for Medicine will have on the doctors of tomorrow and Professor Nick London explaining how it will transform medical training below: