Workshop inspires next generation of doctors and nurses

Aspiring medics experienced the skills they need to become the next generation of healthcare professionals during a workshop led by some of the country’s top student doctors and nurses.

Year 12 students considering university places in medicine, nursing, veterinary and dentistry took part in an interactive workshop at the college on Wednesday led by highly skilled students from the University of Manchester as part of the Fastbleep project.

Students were introduced to some of the essential clinical skills within the industry and had the opportunity to practice basic life support, suturing and venepuncture. They also a received advice and guidance on applying to medical school.

Julie Stephens, Biology teacher at Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College said: “It was fantastic to see our students learn from such enthusiastic and capable medical students.

“They gained a fascinating insight into the profession and learnt some of the skills they need to set them apart from other candidates when it comes to applying for those sought after university places.”

Fastbleep are a non-profit group of student doctors from the University of Manchester and provide ideas and inspiration to help students enter medicine.

The workshop forms part of an intensive preparation programme at the College that aspiring medics, dentists and vets go through to maximise their academic potential.

Former Sir John Deane’s Student, Marcus Reynolds, was part of the group leading workshop.

He completed his A levels earlier this year and is now studying Medicine at the University of Manchester.