Category Archives: Medicine-Related


New Medical School Announced at Edgehill University

New Medical School Announced 

Following an announcement by the Secretary of State for Health, after a highly competitive process to allocate 1,500 additional places to train doctors in England, Edge Hill will establish a Medical School at the University. From 2019 we will offer an Access to Medicine course and we willl offer a degree in Medicine from 2020. The new Medical School is one of only three new free-standing medical schools in the country and the only one in the North West. To find out more information, follow this link.

In addition to this the University has recently secured a top 20 place out of 116 Universities in the Times Higher Student Experience Survey 2018. Our accommodation was rated as the 4th best in the country and our campus as a whole was ranked as the 7th safest. Our academic experience (including staff, lecturers and course structure) was rated in the top 20.  If you would like to take a look in more detail, you can read the article here.

Open Days are being held on the following dates:

Saturday 16th June 2018
Saturday 18th August 2018

Welcome to the AGGS medical blog.

Welcome to the AGGS medical blog.

We are writing this blog for those interested in taking medical-based studies in the future. Our aim is to inform you on:

· upcoming events and talks (for Y10/11/12/13) based on medicine, sciences, and universities

· recent medical breakthroughs and advances

· Specific and current medical topics e.g. dementia, cancer etc.

· controversial medical topics/debates

· the ethics of scientific studies


· Tips for applications and interviews to universities for medicine

We hope that you enjoy reading about and expanding your knowledge of medicine by reading our blog. If you have requests or recommendations please feel free to comment or contact us.



I am a Pharmacist from Wythenshawe Hospital and I am organising an open afternoon for students interested in a career in Pharmacy.
It will be held on the 4th of October 2-5pm at the Pharmacy Department and will be a brief overview of the profession, entry requirements & general information.
If any students are interested please could they email myself so I can add them to the list.
Many thanks,
Victoria Whelton
Rotational Pharmacist
University Hospital of South Manchester
Southmoor Road
M23 9LT
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University Open Day including Medicine on Saturday 17th June 10am – 3.30pm
Personal Statement Workshop
Date      Wednesday 21st June 2017
Time      5:30- 7:30pm
Venue    Business School. Maurice Keyworth SR G.31
Are you applying to medical school in October? Starting to put the finishing touches on your personal statement or have no idea where to begin? WAMS is running a personal statement workshop to take you through the do’s and don’ts of writing your personal statement.  (This worskhop is aimed at students applying in October 2017)
Application closes at 12 noon on Monday 19th June 2017. You will be informed by email if you have been allocated a place
GP Placement Scheme
Due to the high application rate, application will close on Friday 16th at 5pm. No late applications will be considered.

NHS Young People’s Event

Young People’s Event

Each year (around June) the Membership Team hosts a Young People’s Open Day.  Over the years, around 2,550 young people with their teachers, friends and parents have attended and not only gained an insight into our organisation, but also discovered more about career opportunities in the NHS, volunteering and work experience in our hospitals in addition to receiving health and well-being advice from our health experts. If you would like to find out more, please contact the Foundation Trust Membership Office.

Young People’s Event 2017 – Tuesday 27th June

Our eighth annual interactive Open Day will be held on:

  • Tuesday 27th June 2017 from 10.00am to 3.00pm in the Nowgen Centre, Grafton Street, M13 9WU (near Manchester Royal Infirmary). Click here for directions.

As well as stands covering NHS careers ranging from Nursing and Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Cancer Care, Medical Photography, Medical Engineering, IT and many more, there will also be brand new stands for 2017.  These include Children & Young People’s Nursing Education, Radiology, Cardiac Physiology, Vascular and Urgent Care Medicine.

Popular interactive sessions this year include learning how to do CPR (basic resuscitation), accident prevention, beating the bugs that can cause serious infections, using microscopes to identify cells, checking blood pressure and finding out more about diseases of the circulation, including veins and arteries.

Delegates can also get plenty of information and advice about looking after their mental and emotional health, dental and eye care and healthy eating, as well as finding out about how to become a volunteer in our hospitals or join our Youth Forum.

Popular interactive sessions this year include learning how to do CPR (basic resuscitation), accident prevention, beating the bugs that can cause serious infections, using microscopes to identify cells, checking blood pressure and finding out more about diseases of the circulation, including veins and arteries. Attendees can also participate in the popular interactive activities provided by our plastering team!

We are also keen to hear views about health services for young people, and encourage young people to get more involved by becoming members of our Foundation Trust. Our Membership Team and Governors (membership representatives) will be available to talk to attendees about the benefits of being a young member.

Free Medic Events at Leeds University

Ethics Workshop

Date      Monday 5th June 2017

Time      5.30pm – 7.30pm

Venue   Room X and Y, Worsley Building, University of Leeds.

Interested in a career in medicine? Ethical scenarios form a big part of the interview process and also constantly crop up through medical training and your career. This workshop will give you the opportunity to get to grips with clinical, ethical questions with guidance from medical students.


 LMEA Medicine Summer School (non-residential)

Apply at: – LMEA Summer School

Date      Monday 24th July to Friday 28th July 2017 inclusive (you must be available to attend every day)

Time      9.30am – 4.30pm each day

Venue   Worsley Building, The University of Leeds

Interested in a career in medicine? The Leeds School of Medicine Summer School is delivered by current medical students. Each day focuses on a topic ranging from paediatrics, primary care and public health, to basic life support, acute medicine, cancer care and end of life decisions. The diverse and important range of subjects are taught using case discussions and actively involves students through task based learning. Key aims of the event are to develop transferable skills such as self-directed learning, presentation skills and to also provide information to enable students to make an informed decision about whether or not to pursue a career in medicine.

Students who attended last year reported a greater awareness and insight into medicine and an increased commitment to studying medicine. This was reflected in the vibrant atmosphere and student engagement throughout the week.

 Application opens Monday 22nd May 2017 and closes June 9th 2017

Confirmation of places will be made by June 13th 2017

Career in Radiotherapy

I am writing to invite any students who may be interested in a career in radiotherapy to attend our opening evening on Wednesday 26th October 2016 from 16.45 to 20.00.

Students will need to register, and places are offered on a first come first serve basis.

The opening evening will consist of:

· An overview of what radiotherapy is, and the work of a therapy radiographer.

· An overview of the Liverpool BSc programme (delivered by one of the course lecturers).

· A discussion of job roles, from a newly qualified radiographer to staff who have specialised

in to various roles.

· Tour of radiotherapy department (patient workload permitting)

· Demonstration and hands on experience of the equipment that is used.

If any of your students would like to attend our open evening please ask them to register their

interest by emailing

They need to include their full name, date of birth and contact telephone number. Staff can book

on behalf of a student.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Jane Miller, Clinical Education Superintendent

Trinity College Summer Residentials – CAMBRIDGE


Institute of Microbiology and Infection Summer School

Institute of Microbiology and Infection Summer School
The Institute of Microbiology and Infection are offering Year 12 Biology students the chance to find out what it is like to work as a scientist in a laboratory. Running for five days from 25-29 July 2016, students will be given the chance to explore microbiology in a range of sessions including ‘Meet the Microbes’, ‘Microbes and the Environment’, ‘Microbes and Man’ and ‘How to become a Scientist’.

For more information and to apply, interested students should email their details along with why they would like to join the IMI Summer School in 200 words or less to

For more information and to apply, interested students should email their details along with why they would like to join the IMI Summer School in 200 words or less to

Applications close on 24 March 2016


My name is Ankush Vij. I am a former student mouth-clip-art-opened-mouth-with-teeth-Download-Royalty-free-Vector-File-EPS-1403of the boys school. I currently study dentistry at King’s College London and a friend of mine has recently interviewed the head of admissions for the dental institute- it’s the first time he has ever agreed to discuss getting into dental school.
The information is contained in the link below and has some very useful information with regards to UKCAT and upcoming interviews with the MMI system.

Would you kindly share this with your students: Dr Lyndon Cabot: Getting into dental school (King’s College London)