Bolton School Sixth Form Girls

Students Become Doctors for a Day

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In February, thirty-seven Year 12 students from both Divisions visited the Royal Preston Teaching Hospital to take part in their ‘Doctor for a Day’ programme, run by the University of Manchester’s school of medicine. Girls’ Division students Aaliyah Bax and Roxanne Asumu report:

This was an extremely stimulating experience in which we were presented with a case of a trauma patient in A&E, and we had to work together in a team to understand, diagnose and treat her symptoms and injuries. This included communicating with the patient’s next of kin and consultant, analysing her X-ray scan, phlebotomy and checking blood pressure, as well as coming up with a treatment plan. It allowed us to develop our interpersonal and analytical skills, something which is vital for both at medical school and as a junior doctor.

Overall it was an enjoyable experience and we all learnt a lot about what life as a hospital doctor entailed. We would definitely recommend any aspiring doctors to look into taking part in the future if they ever get the chance.

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