About this event

  • Date and time Mon 25 Feb 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Schools Programme

*This meeting is now fully booked*

Join us as we offer guidance from experts on why to choose a career in medicine? We'll cover a wide range of topics, from the realities of medical life to the process of specialist selection.

Who is this event for?

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

Prepare for your next step in medicine

The programme will give students practical advice on:

  • The application process
  • Interview training
  • Guidance on the different aptitude test
  • Tips on your personal statement
  • How to get the right work experience 
  • Advice on the interview process
  • How to choose the right medical school


Optional sessions

Students have the opportunity to choose 2 out of 4 sessions. These will be available to select in due course.



View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome address
Working out if this is the right profession for you

Miss Mala Mawkin, Medical Student, Imperial College London

Choosing a medical school

The Medic Portal

Aptitude tests: Mastering the BMAT and UKCAT

The Medic Portal

Refreshments break
Writing a personal statement: Has to be true, has to be you

Mr George Fussey, Director of Career Education, Eton College

The interview and getting the right work experience

Dr Kevin Murphy

Studying medicine abroad

Mr Ben Ambrose, Managing Director, Medical Doorway

The student years

Miss Zeinab Ruhomauly, President-Elect, Students Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Keep calm, you’re the Anaesthetist

Dr William Hall, Anaesthetic Trainee, Imperial School of Anaesthesia

An insight into hospital medicine

Professor Jeremy Levy

Refreshment break
Session rotation 1
Session changeover time
Session rotation 2
Final Q&A and completion of evaluation forms
Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom