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Leadership

How to Support and Prepare Students Aiming for Medical or Dental School Entry

Course Code:
T0189
£269.00+vat

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This brand-new course is packed with practical advice for teachers who are preparing students for the challenges they will face when applying to a medical school.  The course covers applications for medicine, dentistry and veterinary science in the UK and abroad. Teachers will receive guidance on identifying suitable candidates, the main elements of the application process, an understanding of the UCAT test, constructing a personal statement and advice on interview techniques.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Understanding the process of applying to medical schools
  • Establishing routes for students to optimise their chances of securing a place at a medical school
  • Identifying students with unrealistic expectations and finding them alternative career paths
  • Gaining greater knowledge of the UCAT and how it is used by different universities

PROGRAMME

Selecting the Right Course

10.00am
  • Undergoing a reality check and examining personal student commitment versus parental pressure
  • Examining the admissions procedures for different types of medical course & institutions
  • Sourcing suitable types of work experience

Preparing for the UCAT

10.45am
  • Understanding the role of the UCAT and exploring the five sections of the UCAT
  • Top tips to help students hone their revision skills
  • Practicing techniques to improve speed of responses

 

Break

11.30am

UCAT

11.50pm
  • Demonstrating the skills required to undertake each section of the UCAT
  • Testing out the techniques learned using exemplar material and mark schemes
  • Discussion of the situational judgement scenarios

 

Lunch

1.30pm

Writing Personal Statement and Reference

1.30pm
  • Understanding the role of the personal statement and investigating the changes
  • Exploring how to make an impact with presenting information and examining exemplars
  • Discussing the format and role of the UCAS reference

 

Break

2.15pm

Instilling Confidence in Interviews

2.30pm
  • Understanding the role of the interview and investigating the different types of medical interview
  • Demonstrating skills required for a formal interview
  • Understand the procedure for MMIs (multiple mini-interviews)

Depart

4.00pm

This course, tailored to suit, can be delivered in your school. Discuss this further with our CPD team on 01625 532974 or click below to make an enquiry.

Margaret Royal was Head of Biology at a boys grammar school and has over 30 years’ experience of teaching KS4 and A level Biology. Margaret has authored many textbooks, including AQA A-Level workbooks and AQA GCSE practical workbooks as well as co-authoring the Dynamic Learning On-Line resources. She has been an author and editor for Boardworks A-Level materials.  As the current Biology editor (and author) for Curriculum Press, she is continually creating new A-Level resources for UK and International students. She has written and presented many CPD courses including ‘How to Get Students Into Medical School’ and “Preparing Students for the UCAT”. She runs UCAT workshops for students and teachers in schools. She was a lay interviewer for UCL Medical School and, as both her children are doctors, she has an all-round understanding of a career in medicine.

THIS COURSE INCLUDES

  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

Description

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This brand-new course is packed with practical advice for teachers who are preparing students for the challenges they will face when applying to a medical school.  The course covers applications for medicine, dentistry and veterinary science in the UK and abroad. Teachers will receive guidance on identifying suitable candidates, the main elements of the application process, an understanding of the UCAT test, constructing a personal statement and advice on interview techniques.


BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Understanding the process of applying to medical schools
  • Establishing routes for students to optimise their chances of securing a place at a medical school
  • Identifying students with unrealistic expectations and finding them alternative career paths
  • Gaining greater knowledge of the UCAT and how it is used by different universities

PROGRAMME

Selecting the Right Course

10.00am

  • Undergoing a reality check and examining personal student commitment versus parental pressure
  • Examining the admissions procedures for different types of medical course & institutions
  • Sourcing suitable types of work experience

Preparing for the UCAT

10.45am

  • Understanding the role of the UCAT and exploring the five sections of the UCAT
  • Top tips to help students hone their revision skills
  • Practicing techniques to improve speed of responses

 

Break

11.30am


UCAT

11.50pm

  • Demonstrating the skills required to undertake each section of the UCAT
  • Testing out the techniques learned using exemplar material and mark schemes
  • Discussion of the situational judgement scenarios

 

Lunch

1.30pm


Writing Personal Statement and Reference

1.30pm

  • Understanding the role of the personal statement and investigating the changes
  • Exploring how to make an impact with presenting information and examining exemplars
  • Discussing the format and role of the UCAS reference

 

Break

2.15pm


Instilling Confidence in Interviews

2.30pm

  • Understanding the role of the interview and investigating the different types of medical interview
  • Demonstrating skills required for a formal interview
  • Understand the procedure for MMIs (multiple mini-interviews)

Depart

4.00pm


Additional information

Location and Date

London | Friday 24 May 2024, London | Thursday 05 December 2024, Manchester | Tuesday 18 June 2024, Manchester | Tuesday 26 November 2024

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