Each February, Oriel College hosts a day for UK state school students interested in studying Medicine or Biomedical Sciences at university. Current Medicine students are present throughout the day (the event's roots are as a student-led initiative), along with practising doctor, Dr Ruth Wilson. The day is aimed at discussing admission to medical schools in general, although we are very happy to welcome students who are considering Medicine or Biomedical Sciences at Oxford.
This programme aims to give students an insight into the lives of medical students and doctors. Students are able to participate in an interactive session led by current doctors using an actor as a simulated patient. We consider what makes a good doctor, why patients might visit their doctor, and the doctor/patient relationship. No prior medical knowledge is required, although the session is modelled on how communication skills are taught to current medical students. Other activities include talks from current students, activities relating to admissions tests (BMAT, UKCAT) and a talk from a college tutor.
Applications for this year's Medicine Outreach Day will be open until midnight on Wednesday 6th February. Please note that there is a two-step application process: the first form (follow booking link) must be completed by a teacher nominating up to four students, who will then be sent a link to a reply form to be completed by students. Student nominees from the same school may not all be offered a place on the day.