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Online Surgery Experience 2022 

Calling Future Surgeons!
Are You Considering A Career in Surgery? Are You Applying to Medical School?
Book a Place on our Exclusive Surgery Work Experience Course Now.

Widening Participation - SEE BELOW. We are offering a limited number of 50% off places for students who meet our WP criteria.

✔ Certificate of attendance for your application. 

✔ Run by Top surgeons and Medical Students.

✔ Practice practical skills.

✔ Anatomy teaching by an anatomy demonstrator who has taught at medical schools.

✔ Insight into the life of a surgeon and the multidisciplinary team. 

✔ Clinical cases. 

✔ Interactive & fun. 

✔ Practical steps and advice for your medical application. 

✔ Online and easily accessible.

 

First come, first served. We are running this surgery day at the request of many students who attend our medicine work experience. This will make you STAND OUT on any Medical School Application.

SPEAKERS

Mr Sam Cullen -
Surgeon at Manchester Foundation Trust

Sam is a CT2 Surgeon training to become a Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon. Sam currently works at Manchester Foundation Trust.

Sam is passionate about orthopaedic surgery and about playing rugby! Sam will be talking us through his personal journey to becoming a surgeon, a day in the life of a surgeon, how to get into surgery, the surgical training pathway, and answering any questions you may have!

Dr Lana Bang MBChB BSc -
FY2 Doctor in the Channel Islands

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Miss Ishita Bobba MSc AFHEA
- Anatomy Demonstrator

Ishita is going into her final year of medicine at the University of Manchester. She has intercalated in MSc Clinical Anatomy and Education. She has been recently certified as an AFHEA. Ishita has worked as an anatomy demonstrator at Hull York Medical School teaching medical students so we can think of no one better suited to teach you surgical anatomy!

 

She has an interest in medical education and hopes to pursue it alongside working as a doctor in the future. She has previous experience teaching anatomy and tutoring students for the UCAT and their personal statements.

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Mr Cameron Elsworth MSc
- Medical Student

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Interactive multi-session surgery experience webinar, facilitated by practising surgeons, current medical students, and other members of the MDT. Designed to inform, educate, and give insights into a career in medicine.

By attending our virtual surgery experience programme you will gain first-hand insights from practising docsurgeonstors and current medical students about the realities of a career in medicine and life during medical school.

 

You will join a simulated patient on their journey from initial presentation to diagnosis and management. You will learn how to conduct a surgical consultation, interpret surgicalical signs and manage a surgical patient in an acute setting. 

 

By the end of this work experience webinar, you will have experienced the healthcare setting from the perspective of a patient and a surgeon.  

 

We will finish this webinar with a next steps plan guiding you on how to focus your efforts on your medical school application over the coming months

 

What will happen on the day?

A Day in the life of a Surgeon

 

During this talk a surgeon will talk you through a day in their working life. You will gain insights into exactly what it is a surgeon does on a daily basis, on the positives and negatives of working as a surgeon and a full explanation of how they got to where they are today. 

 

An Introduction to Surgical History Taking

 

Clinical history taking is one of a surgeon’s most important skills. Through an interactive workshop, you will learn the key principles underpinning a good patient centred clinical history clinical history, before having the opportunity to discuss questions that we may ask an example patient.

 

Managing surgical emergencies 

 

Emergencies are a reality of working in surgery, staying calm and thinking logically in a high pressured environment is essential to providing our patients with good outcomes. During this simulated discussion, you will witness an example medical emergency and formulate a management plan with the speakers. 

You will also see which communication skills are necessary.

 

Anatomy Lesson

 

Anatomy is obviously essential for any aspiring surgeon! We will have an anatomy demonstrator take you through some essential surgical anatomy. This will be useful when you start medical school and look great on your personal statement and give you something real and practical to talk about in your interviews!

Practical Skills

 

Surgeons need to be good with their hands and have good dexterity. It can be difficult to prove this on a medicine application, but you will be able to talk about this practical skills session in your personal statement and interview. 

We will be doing a surgical knot tying session.

What skills do surgeons need?

  • surgical handwashing.

  • gowning and double-gloving.

  • skin preparation and draping.

  • tying a variety of surgical knots.

  • handling key surgical instruments.

  • interrupted, mattress and subcuticular suturing.

  • local anaesthetic techniques.

  • excision of skin lesion.

  • + many more!

 

What next? Using the coming months to build your medical school application

 

We hope that this work experience webinar will have given you inspiration to push forward with your medical school application! We will finish up by guiding attendees through a medical school application timeline for the next few months and giving practical tips on what to do to improve your own application.

Widening Participation

We want medical work experience to be accessible to anyone. We are happy to offer a 50% discount on our admin fee to widening participation students. 

 

To be eligible for the scheme, you need to provide evidence of at LEAST ONE of the following criteria (proof required):

- Refugee status or an asylum seeker.

-are responsible for the unpaid care or wellbeing of a dependant.

- Care leaver or currently in care.


- In receipt of a widening access bursary from your university or school.

NB - due to the high number of applicants. Applications for WP funding from private school or top selective grammar schools will be rejected. 

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