Moreton Sixth’s STEM students are already enjoying an impressive year of offers for Medical Science related degree courses.

With the UCAS application deadline only recently past, Moreton Sixth’s STEM students are already enjoying an impressive year of offers for Medical Science related degree courses.

Would-be medic, Eliza is certainly spoilt for choices with 3 offers already received to study Medicine at King’s College, London, The University of Exeter and The University of Birmingham. Phoebe has an offer to study on the prestigious Cancer Sciences programme at The University of Nottingham’s Centre for Cancer Sciences of which there are only 25 places available.

Phoebe stated: “Medical research is a lifelong learning process. I hope I can use my skills to tackle incurable diseases in order to improve medical treatment and to enhance the standard of health in individuals. I have a specific interest in Cancer Sciences as I am fascinated by the development of diseases in the body and how we can prevent or cure them.”

The Jenner Society and Career’s Department work closely to support our medical applicants. The Society meetings each week provide a vital part of preparation for medical school and this year has been no exception. All our medical and dental applicants have had the opportunity to learn about a wide range of medical careers through weekly meetings where speakers from across the Medical and Science spectrum have given up their time to come and talk to the Society.

Phoebe added: “Attending the weekly ‘Jenners’ has expanded my interest in Medical Sciences. I also got the opportunity to speak to a pathologist which helped me gain an insight into the career path and the diverse areas Pathology covers.”

Together with the Career’s Department, Jenner focus on the key skills and tests that students need to acquire and pass to have a successful application.

This includes preparation for the BMAT (Bio-Medical Admissions Test) examination and a day’s preparation for the UKCAT (UK Clinical Aptitude Test) delivered by medical trainers from the Medic Portal and held at school in June.

As well as arranging for girls to be interviewed by doctors in traditional panel interviews, Jenner, in association with the RJAH hospital, runs an MMI event (Multiple Mini Interview). Students gain the experience of moving around interview stations in quick succession while being interviewed on topics ranging from medical ethics to current issues.

Onna and Cici have both received a raft of offers from Russell Group universities to study Pharmacy whilst special congratulations must go Jo Holwill (2018 Leaver) who, after taking a gap year, has received 4 unconditional offers to pursue her dream of studying Adult Nursing. Halcyon has also received all five offers for Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology.

After interviews have been held and offers received, the girls can move their focus to achieving the grades they require, supported by their subject teachers.

Each year as we watch girls move onto their medical courses, excited about their future, we hope that before long, they will return to Jenner as speakers themselves!

Head of Careers, Catherine Ashworth, says, “We are delighted with this fantastic array of offers. All these students have made the most of our bespoke medical science enrichment programme and their commitment to the school’s Jenner Society has certainly been rewarded.”

Pictured – left Eliza Kiel, right Phoebe Xue