For the last week, students and healthcare professionals have been engaging online in the first zone ever of I’m a Medic, Get me out of here. Together they’ve talked about everything from the wide range of medical careers available, to how to achieve a good work-life balance, to what could be done with Ultimate Power, to how to deal with ‘diagnosis by internet’.
The six healthcare professionals talking to the students in the General Practice Zone include a Practice Nurse, General Practioners, a Practice Manager and a Nurse Practitioner. See the schools and read more about the healthcare team taking part here.
In total, after the first seven days, there’s been:
- 170 school students logging in to the zone
- 52 questions asked by students sent to the 6 healthcare professionals
- 150 votes cast by the students to support their favourites
And that’s not to mention all the conversations in the 8 live chats that have taken place already.
If all this has got you wanting a piece of the action then apply for the next I’m a Medic, taking place 6th–17th November 2017:
The I’m a Medic project is open to all secondary schools and colleges in the UK, with priority places for schools in the East Midlands. Take a look at this page for more information.
We’re looking for people covering all areas of General Practice to take part in the first events, including: General Practitioners, Trainee GPs, Medical students looking to become GPs, Practice nurses, Healthcare assistants, Practice Managers/Administrators, Pharmacists, and more. Take a look at this page for more information about what’s involved.
This June there’s still much more to come. More students will be logging in this week and voting for who they think should win the £500 prize, before the winner is announced on Friday at 3 PM. Find out before anyone else from the announcement in the staffroom. Best of luck to all the healthcare professionals!