Rob was voted the winner of the General Practice Zone in November 2017. Here he writes about how he used his prize money to create a series of videos in partnership with Lincolnshire Talent Academy answering questions students might have when considering applying for medical school. If you’d like the chance to win funding for your own public engagement work, sign up to hear about the future I’m a Medic activities imamedic.uk/healthcare-apply I used the money to create a series of videos to answer the kinds of questions people considering medical school frequently have. The videos all feature current medical students from the Universities of Nottingham and Leicester and cover topics such as money, personal statements and general advice. They are being hosted on the Lincolnshire Talent Academy YouTube channel and promoted via social media. They are accessible to anybody. The project has taken me longer than expected to complete, both because … Continue reading
Shehla was voted the winner of the General Practice Zone in June 2017. Here she writes about donating her prize money to a local project aimed at widening participation in medicine, and the other engagement and outreach she has been involved with since I’m a Medic, including visiting her former college to help students with medical school applications. If you’d like the chance to win funding for your own public engagement work, sign up to hear about the future I’m a Medic activities imamedic.uk/healthcare-apply My proposal for the winning money was to engage with local schools to encourage students to consider medicine and primary care as a career – particularly to those from less affluent backgrounds. After winning the prize, I was able to visit my previous college to help sixth form students with their applications for medical school – some of whom were successful. As the activities I was involved … Continue reading
I’m a Medic, supported by Health Education England (HEE) set out to address a gap in outreach provision. The pilot programme in January 2019 was aimed at Year 8 students in schools that get below average outreach from medical schools. The aim was to show students the breadth of career opportunities in the NHS and help them feel that some of those careers could be for them. This evaluation finds that I’m a Medic helps students see the breadth of jobs and routes available to them, and that they could find a career in the NHS. Using qualitative methods such as analysis of questions asked, focus groups, interviews and open-ended survey questions, the evaluation also highlighted that I’m a Medic has some rare qualities that make it particularly effective. “ [I learned] that their are over 350 jobs at the NHS as there could be a job for all … Continue reading
During every event we ask the healthcare team and moderators to select the students who stood out for them: the students they thought asked the best questions, or engaged most in the live chats.
Well done to all of the student winners, and everyone who took part. There were so many interesting questions, and comments, but there could only be one winner in each zone. So, for fantastic engagement during the event, for posting brilliant questions and comments, the student winners below will each receive a certificate and a gift voucher.
Winner: Eliza, St Katherine’s School
Winner: Faith, The Wellington Academy
After taking part in I’m a Medic, we ask the students to answer a few questions to help us gauge their attitudes towards healthcare and the NHS. We randomly choose one student who filled in the questions to win a voucher. That student is 825prmb42. Continue reading
I’m a Medic, Get me out of here is back! Between the 21st January and 8th February students from 25 schools will be chatting with healthcare workers in two themed zones supported by NHS Health Education England; Primary Care Zone and Mental Health Zone.
Let’s meet the healthcare workers and schools taking part… Continue reading
We’re looking for a moderator to work with us on the upcoming I’m a Medic. It’s an online outreach activity for schools, promoting careers within healthcare and the NHS. We will be promoting careers within Mental Health, so are especially looking for someone with experience and training on mental health issues, for example as a helpline volunteer. I’m a Medic will run from the 21st January to the 8th February 2019. This is a paid, 15 day job. If you aren’t free from 8:30—4:30pm on all 15 days, please don’t apply. Your key responsibilities will be: Checking and approving questions Adding appropriate keywords Logging and keeping track of questions, comments and dialogue Checking the site for inappropriate content Moderating live chats Helping to run the site What we’d like from you… You should be bright, thoughtful, pick stuff up easily, ideally with an interest in STEM engagement Great attention to … Continue reading
I’m a Medic, Get me out of here, will run for three weeks from Monday 21st January – Friday 8th February with two themed zones supported by NHS Health Education England; Primary Care Zone and Mental Health Zone.
Through your online profile, answering their questions, and taking part in live text-based chats, you’ll help school students see people in the NHS as people like them, and to see science and healthcare as relevant to their lives and future careers. Continue reading
I’m a Medic, Get me out of here, will run for three weeks from Monday 21st January – Friday 8th Februrary.
The activity gives your students the opportunity to meet and interact with healthcare workers in the NHS. Through reading profiles, questioning, and taking part in live chats, school students will start to see people working in the NHS as people a bit like them, to see science and healthcare as relevant to their lives and future careers, and to feel as though their opinion is valued.
This January-February we’re running two themed zones; Primary Care Zone and Mental Health Zone.
After every event we ask the healthcare professionals and moderators to select the students who stood out for them; the students they thought asked the best questions, or engaged most in the live chats.
There were so many interesting questions, and comments, but there could only be one winner in the General Practice Zone. So, for fantastic engagement during the event and for posting brilliant questions and comments, the winner below will receive a certificate and a gift voucher. Well done to the student winner, and everyone who took part.
Six individual healthcare professionals and two teams are talking to the students in the General Practice Zone, including General Practitioners and trainee GPs, Nurse Practitioners and a Practice Manager.