Tomorrow’s Doctors

Students from schools in Edinburgh and Leeds joined students from Rossall and AKS to take part in a one-day preparation course for the UKCAT.

The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is a test used in the selection process by a consortium of UK Medical and Dental universities. It is run by the UKCAT Consortium and was first introduced in 2006 as a way to make more informed choices between medical and dental applicants.

The course leader, Afra Jiwa is a current medic at King’s College London and delivers the training course nationwide on behalf of the MedicPortal. This invaluable session gave the students hands on experience ahead of their formal examination later in the year. In addition, students had the opportunity to ask questions about life as a medical student and to gain a real insight into what studying Medicine involves.

In addition to travelling extensively in order to deliver UKCAT courses, outside of her training Afra is head of student welfare for King’s MEDSOC. Next month Afra will travel to Pakistan to experience the medical implications of conflict and combat.

Speaking to students after the session it was clear that this was an exceptional experience and a thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all.

For students wishing to know more about Rossall MEDSOC contact [email protected]