Aspiring Medics – The diary so far…

Our tailored calendar of lectures, workshops, mentoring and one-to-one support from medical experts runs throughout the year, aiming to best prepare our medics to pursue their career aspirations and gain places on their chosen university courses. Take a look to see what's coming up this term.

Wednesday 11 September

4pm, Biology Lab

Introduction to the Aspiring Programmes and Welcome Tea

 

Wednesday 18 September

4pm, Biology Lab

How to write a personal statement – Drop-in Workshop

WAMS (Peninsula Medical School, University of Plymouth)

 

Wednesday 25 September

4pm, Biology Lab

Year 7-10 interactive session

Charlie Barnecutt (Year 13)

 

Wednesday 2 October

4pm, Biology Lab

Medical Ethics – Case studies and discussion

Mrs Matthews (Headmistress)

 

Wednesday 9 October

4pm, Biology Lab

Year 7-10 interactive session

Mr Bennett (Chemistry teacher)

 

Thursday 10 October

Evening lecture

7pm, Piran Theatre

A career as a surgeon of the face

Miss Zarina Shaikh, Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon at Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust

Miss Zarina Shaikh has been a consultant oral and Maxillofacial surgeon since 2014 having studied dentistry in Birmingham and medicine in Bristol. She has taught extensively in dentistry and medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons and beyond and held offices as UK junior trainee representative in Maxillofacial surgery and founding president of the UK Society of Women in Maxillofacial Surgery. 

Her clinical expertise began in dental practice and, following basic surgical training, continued through to her consultant career in Maxillofacial surgery. She has remained passionate about the journey of training in surgery and the importance of supporting colleagues and the future of the specialty and have run several conferences nationally to promote Maxillofacial surgery as well as talking as an invited speaker nationally and internationally about it.

The talk will cover careers in dentistry and Maxillofacial surgery as well as the choices that one can make and what might influence them. 

Booking is essential for our evening lecture series. Please email aspiring@trurohigh.co.uk to book your place.

 

Wednesday 6 November

4pm, Biology Lab

What the role of a midwife really entails

Dr Alison James, Associate Profession and Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at University of Plymouth

 

Wednesday 13 November

4pm, Biology Lab

Surgical suturing

Miss Melanie Feldman, Speciality lead for elective GI surgery at Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust 

 

Thursday 28 November

Evening lecture

7pm, Piran Theatre

A career in optimism

Mrs Rebecca Dunlop, Consultant Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgeon at Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust 

Rebecca gained her medical degree from Oxford University in 2000. Rebecca trained in Plastic Surgery Units around the UK, Ireland and Australia before going onto the GMC Specialist Register in 2012. She has a keen interest in all aspects of Hand Surgery, having completed 2 specialist fellowships (Oxford and Sydney) and having gained the prestigious UK Hand Surgery Diploma.

She works within the dynamic Hand Surgery team to provide a comprehensive service to the people of Cornwall so that they should not have to travel out of county to experience world-class treatment of any hand condition. This includes the treatment of congenital hand conditions. She also maintains her skills in the wider area of Plastic Surgery and is a full member of BSSH, BAPRAS and BAAPS.

Booking is essential for our evening lecture series. Please email aspiring@trurohigh.co.uk to book your place.