Aspiring Oxford High medics discover more about pathology

By GDST

On Tuesday March 6th, the Royal College of Pathologists in London welcomed an eager group of aspiring Year 12 medics from Oxford High School to their National Infections Study Day. 

Oxford High was the only school in the UK to participate, and the students had the great privilege of hearing a range of inspiring talks focused on the most up to date medical understanding and treatment of emerging and neglected infections, such as whooping cough, scarlet fever, Ebola and fungal mycosis.

Expert speakers included Professor Daniel Bausch from the World Health Organisation, Colonel Emma Hutley  from the Royal Army Medical Corps, Professor Russell Stothard from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Professor Mathew Fisher from Imperial College, and Dr Colin Brown from Public Health England.

The speakers were very impressed with the quality of the engagement shown by the students (the rest of the audience were qualified practitioners), and also by their networking skills.

The school was delighted that Professor Bausch and Professor Fisher accepted invitations to speak at the Oxford High School Biomedical Society, and it looks forward to welcoming them both in the very near future.

Oxford High runs a flourishing programme devised for the many Sixth Formers hoping to study Medicine, including a series of seminars run by the Biomedical Society, various careers workshops, and opportunities for practice interviews with doctors.

This specialist study day in London demonstrates how well the school supports it’s budding medics. The school wishes to thank the Royal College of Pathologists for their generous hospitality.