Bradford Teaching Hospital in partnership with the Department of Children's Service has designed a course aimed at academically gifted students who are considering a career in medicine. This two week course for A Level students allowed them to try their hands at clinical skills in Bradford Royal Infirmary's state of the art simulation centre.
Alexander Modlinski, and Raissa Gazi from St Benedict’s Sixth Form, both agreed that it had been an eye-opening experience, especially the sessions on how to fill in university forms and the coaching they had received on clinical aptitude tests for medical schools. They had even been out on the wards shadowing doctors. Raissa said: “I never expected we would be able to go out onto the wards, the experience has really confirmed to me that I want to work in a hospital. It’s been brilliant learning how to choose and apply to a medical school.
"I’ve gained a real appreciation of how hard the staff work and the huge amount of work that goes on in the background of a hospital.”