Teachers and careers advisers

Midlands Teacher and Advisor conference

Tuesday 7 March 2023 from 4.00pm - 6.45pm

MSC Teacher and Adviser Conferences are a Medical Schools Council initiative in partnership with medical schools across England. This initiative is funded by Health Education England and has enabled the University of Leicester’s Schools of Medicine & Healthcare to come together to put together an exciting programme of talks and workshops to ensure you are best able to support aspiring medics and healthcare professionals in your school or college.

Representatives will be available from University of Leicester as well as Keele University and the University of Birmingham.

Book your free place at the conference

This virtual event will take place on Zoom.

Programme

4.00pm

Arrival and welcome from University of Leicester and the Medical Schools Council

4.15pm

Supporting students who are interested in a career in medicine

This talk will explore what students need to apply for medicine courses at university so you can best support your students and advise them on their options. (Dr Margaret Barnes Davies, University of Leicester)

4.35pm

Introduction to Healthcare – not merely a Medicine alternative

This talk will explore the vast range of healthcare courses students have to choose from and the importance of inter-professional learning and working with medicine. (Professor Jayne Marshall, Deputy Head of School of Healthcare)

5.00pm

Breakout option 1 - Please choose one of the following talks:

MMIs

When applying to Medicine or a Healthcare course, MMIs are part of the process that students will have to go through. Come and hear more about what happens in the MMIs and what your students can expect from them as well as some top tips on how to support your students through the process. (Dr Margaret Barnes-Davies and Dr Sam Adcock, Sarah Milnes, Lana Lowrey, Jeni Senior,Admissions tutors)

UCAT

Hear from UCAT directly about this all important Admissions test and how best to support your students with it. (Esther Hamilton-Dick, UCAT)

MedReach / student panel

Hear from some current UG Medicine & Healthcare students about their journeys into university and their tips for your students. (Undergraduate Ambassadors, University of Leicester)

5.25pm

Breakout 2 – Please choose 1 of the following talks:

Leadership in Midwifery & Nursing

Find out more about our unique courses in Nursing & Midwifery at Leicester and how leadership is playing a key part in training our future workforce. (Sarah Milnes, Lecturer in Midwifery and Admissions Lead;Jeni Senior, Lecturer in Nursing and Admissions Lead)

Operating Department Practice

Come and learn more about healthcare’s best-kept secret… hear about the amazing variety of surgical specialties an ODP can work in. You will be able to hear first-hand from Hayley, one of the course lecturers and a registered ODP, all about what this highly specialised role entails. Hayley will tell you all you need to know about this exciting three-year degree programme. (Hayley Queen, Lecturer in ODP Education)

Radiography

Join us as we look at Diagnostic radiography - combining the empathy and compassion of healthcare with the expertise of managing advanced technology. (Lana Lowrey, Associate Professor of Radiography and Admissions lead)

Is a 6-year medicine degree the best option for your student?

Join Dr Sam Adcock, Lead for Medicine with Foundation Year as he looks at who can benefit most from taking a foundation year in Medicine. Explore what it really means to take a foundation year and why students shouldn’t view it negatively. (Dr Sam Adcock, Lead for Medicine with Foundation Year)

5.50pm

Breakout 3

MMIs

Whether applying to Medicine or a Healthcare course, MMIs are part of the process that students will have to go through. Come and hear more about what happens in the MMIs and what your students can expect from them as well as some top tips on how to support your students through the process. (Dr Margaret Barnes-Davies and Dr Sam Adcock, Admissions tutors)

UCAT

Hear from UCAT directly about this all-important Admissions test and how best to support your students with it. (Esther Hamilton-Dick, UCAT)

Healthcare Admissions panel

Come and learn more about what our admissions tutors are looking for in their students for our array of healthcare courses. (Lana Lowrey, Associate Professor – Radiography Admissions Lead; Sarah Milnes, Lecturer in Midwifery and Admissions Lead; Jeni Senior, Lecturer in Nursing and Admissions Lead)

6.15pm

Q&A with Admission Tutors

This is an opportunity to ask any questions you have to a panel of university admission tutors. Admission tutors will be available from Aston University, Keele University, University of Birmingham, University of Leicester, University of Lincoln and University of Nottingham. (Admissions tutors, University of Leicester - Medicine & Healthcare; University of Birmingham - Medicine; Keele University - Medicine)

6.45pm

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