uclh Institute welcomes the young clinicians of the future 

11/08/2017 00:00 
Now in its seventh year, the UCLH Careers Summer School welcomed 24 aspiring clinicians for a five-day residential programme. Participants were 16-17 years old and from London and across the UK.

There was also one student from Greece. The majority of students were recruited via educational charities that support the government’s drive to improve the number of students entering higher education from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Careers Summer School, supported by UCLH Charity, is aimed at high-achieving students pursuing a career in healthcare.

The education programme consisted of lectures and workshops covering topics including careers in healthcare speed dating, how to take a medical history and medical ethics.

The students also spent two days on work placements in a variety of settings including our Clinical Research Facility, orthopaedic and gynaecology theatres and the discharge lounge.

Students stayed in nearby halls of residence enjoying social activities such as bowling and a visit to the Tate Gallery.

Feedback from the course participants and partner charities has been overwhelming, with one student calling it "the best experience of her life".

The uclh Institute would like to thank all of the wonderful UCLH staff who joined the education programme and those who hosted work placements, as well as UCLH Charity for supporting the programme.

For more information the Summer School and other events for aspiring healthcare professionals, please contact clinicaleducation@uclh.nhs.uk.

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