Dr returns to Sir John Deane's to help aspiring medics

Former Sir John Deane’s student and Cambridge graduate, Dr Naomi Deakin, recently returned to the college to put young scientist through their paces during a special workshop.  

Dr Naomi Deakin completed her A levels at Sir John Deane’s in 2008 before reading Medicine at Robinson College, Cambridge. She is now a Clinical Research Associate in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge.

During the workshop Dr Deakin challenged prospective medical students with some reading beyond the A level Specification, problem solving activities and a rigorous supervision style discussion, reflecting the style of undergraduate teaching at Cambridge.

Students hoping to study Natural Sciences were asked to research a topic of interest to them and present their findings clearly and concisely to the group, which would ignite dialog and debate about the issues raised.

Senior biology teacher and medics co-ordinator, Julie Stephens, said: “All students really enjoyed the sessions and learnt a lot about the style of teaching at Oxbridge. These unique opportunities which are available to our students are vital experiences to help them enhance their applications to the most competitive Universities and Courses in the country, giving our students an edge over other candidates.

“We are hugely grateful to Dr Deakin for giving up her time to run these invaluable sessions, and look forward to welcoming her back again next year.”