Pre Med students enjoy healthy discussions about their futures

Fastbleep webPRIESTLEY students who are hoping to pursue a medical career have received advice from the experts.

The College’s Pre Medical course students met members of The University of Manchester’s Fastbleep team who shared their own experiences and offered guidance on how to succeed in the profession.

Chemistry Tutor Wendy Winnard said: “We have built up a relationship with the Fastbleep team because we believe they provide a vital opportunity for our students at Priestley.

“Their enthusiasm, experience and knowledge has really made an impression each time they have visited college and I hope they return again next year.”

Fastbleep led specialist skills workshops on how to suture, carry out CPR, use a stethoscope, take blood pressure and a session analysing parts of the human skeleton.

There was also an imaging quiz where students had to use powers of analysis to deduce what had happened to a patient from X-ray, ultrasound and CAT scans.

The Fastbleep Foundation was set up by a group of medical students who felt not enough was being done to support young people from low socio-economic groups to apply for medicine.

It is a non-profit social enterprise with a clear aim to promote learning, creativity and discovery for all in healthcare and life-sciences education.

Wendy Winnard said: “Our students took part in the discussions and really impressed with their knowledge and inquisitive nature.”

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