2018 RSM medical careers day: So you want to be a doctor? (Norwich)


Saturday 12 May 2018


Venue University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Organised by

Schools Programme



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about this event

This event offer's school students guidance from experts on the application process for applying to study medicine, giving an insight into life in the medical field. 

The event is aimed at year 11/12 students, but younger students are also encouraged to attend if schools believe they would benefit from hearing more information on choosing a career in medicine. 

Please note, students are welcome to attend without an accompanying teacher. 

book your place to:

  • Gain tips on how to choose the right medical school
  • Improve your confidence with interview training
  • Get tips on how to get the right work experience
  • Gain an insight into life as a medical student and specialty selection


When you register you are able to select an option of your preferred workshops, we will do our best to allocate you to your preferred choice, but this is not guaranteed. The workshops are as follows:

A) Medical student Q&A
B) Medical Ethics
C) Suturing class
D) Personal Statement workshop
E) Anatomy


  • School student - £15
  • Accompanying teacher - £20

Group bookings:
 If you wish to register a group of students for the event and have an invoice sent to the school, please download the booking form here.

Bursary places: The RSM is committed to equal access. To apply for a free bursary place, please download the application form here.

* Following registration you will be contacted appropriately by email with; your booking confirmation, feedback survey and attendance certificate. For full details of the RSM privacy policy, click here

*Programme subject to change


9.00 am


9.30 am

Welcome address

Morning session

9.35 am

Preparing to apply for medicine

Mr Jack Southgate, Second Year Medical Student, UEA Medical School

10.00 am

Aptitude tests: Mastering the BMAT and UKCAT

Tristan Fraser, Senior Tutor, The Medic Portal, London

10.40 am

Refreshment break

10.55 am

The interview and getting the right work experience

Professor Mary Jane Platt, Teaching Director and Director of Admissions, Norwich Medical School

11.35 am

Writing a personal statement: It has to be you, it has to be true!

Professor Laura Bowater, Course Director, Medicine with a Foundation Year, Norwich Medical School

12.15 pm

Discussion time

12.35 pm


Afternoon session

1.15 pm

Choosing a medical school

Tristan Fraser, Senior Tutor, The Medic Portal, London

1.45 pm

The trainee years

Dr Jordan Tsigarides, Foundation Year 2 Doctor, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

2.15 pm

Discussion time

2.30 pm

Refreshment break

2.45 pm

Workshop rotation 1

3.25 pm

Workshop changeover time

3.30 pm

Workshop rotation 2

4.10 pm

A life in general practice

Dr Richard Young, General Practitioner and Lead for Primary Care teaching, Norwich Medical School

4.35 pm

Discussion time

4.50 pm

Closing remarks

5.00 pm

Completion of evaluation forms and close of meeting

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Medical Careers: The advisors perspective

Medical Careers: The advisors perspective

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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Charlotte MannTel: 020 7290 3919 Email: schools@rsm.ac.uk arrow