Medics from Wrexham Maelor Hospital recently spent a day back in the classroom inspiring local school pupils to become doctors of the future.
The hospital run the ‘Future Doctors’ Event every year to give local students an insight into a career in medicine as part of the drive to encourage local young people to consider pursuing their medical career in the local area.
Pupils from a number of local Wrexham schools who are considering pursuing medicine at university spent time in the medical training unit where they received help with how to put a successful university application together.
They also had a taste of medical training and completed some resuscitation simulation.
The year 10 and 11 pupils also had the opportunity to ask junior doctors questions about their career, gaining valuable inside information about what like is like living and working in Wrexham.
Medical Education Fellow in Emergency Medicine and former Maelor School pupil, Matt Evans said” “It’s fantastic to see so many young people interested in pursuing medicine as a career.
“I went to school in Wrexham and now work at the Maelor and it’s great to see so many young people interested in going to university to study medicine.”
Undergraduate Manager Andrea Taylor added: “We offer this opportunity to local school children every year because we think it is really important to show young people what working in medicine is like and how much of a rewarding career it can be.
“It takes a lot of hard work and commitment in school to get there but it’s worthwhile and we want to see local people come and work in our hospitals.
“Our undergraduate placement programme is really well regarded at the Maelor and we would love to see some of these young students back with us in the future as medical students on placement with us.”
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