Winstanley College’s annual Medics, Dentists and Vets (MDV) day took place this week, allowing aspiring healthcare professionals to experience what the future may hold for them. The event is organised as part of the college’s MDV programme which supports students in their applications to university.
Five former students, now studying on medicine, dentistry or veterinary degrees, came in for a question and answer session with this year’s cohort of aspiring medics, along with, Dr Catherine Gallagher, who gave a talk on ethics.
Liverpool University also hosted a practical workshop, demonstrating medical techniques and students were encouraged to ‘have a go’ at skills such as suturing a wound on imitation skin.
There are over 100 former Winstanley students currently studying medical, dentistry or veterinary science and the strong alumni links are instrumental to the success of the MDV programme. Dave Woods, MDV co-ordinator said: ‘we’ve had a great day to launch what is the start of a very busy application process. Last year an impressive 57 offers were made to students at universities all around the UK, and, looking at the calibre of applicants this year, we are looking to achieve similar again. A big thank you to all the external people such as former students, local doctors and universities, who help to make MDV day such a success.’