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Who’s taking part: January/February 2019

Map of England showing markers where 'I'm a Medic' schools are locatedI’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.

For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter, @imamedic_uk, and follow the hashtag, #IAMUK.

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Posted on January 17, 2019 by modamy in News | Comments Off on Who’s taking part: January/February 2019

Moderator vacancy: January 2019

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

Posted on January 2, 2019 by modamy in News | Comments Off on Moderator vacancy: January 2019

Work in healthcare? Apply for I’m a Medic, 21st Jan – 8th Feb!

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

Posted on November 15, 2018 by modantony in News | Comments Off on Work in healthcare? Apply for I’m a Medic, 21st Jan – 8th Feb!

I’m a Medic: 21st Jan – 8th Feb 2019

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.

Teachers sign up here, or see read on for more about the zones. Continue reading

Posted on November 15, 2018 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on I’m a Medic: 21st Jan – 8th Feb 2019

Student Winners – March 2018

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.

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Posted on April 10, 2018 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on Student Winners – March 2018

What’s been happening in General Practice Zone this March?

For the last week, students and healthcare professionals have been engaging online in I’m a Medic, Get me out of here. Together they’ve talked about everything from favourite jobs in healthcarekeeping motivated at universitygaining work experience at a GP, exam grades from the 90salternative lives, and fish or chips (you have to choose?!).

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.

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Posted on March 12, 2018 by modantony in News | Comments Off on What’s been happening in General Practice Zone this March?

Who’s taking part: March 2018

I’m a Medic, Get me out of here is back! Between the 5th and 16th March, students from 19 schools will be putting their questions to healthcare professionals in the General Practice Zone.

For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter, @imamedic_uk, and follow the hashtag, #IAMUK.

Let’s meet the healthcare professionals and schools taking part…

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I’m a Medic: March 2018

I’m a Medic returns in March, to give your students the opportunity to meet and interact with healthcare professionals online. Through reading profiles, questioning, and taking part in live chats, school students will get to know people in healthcare roles and find out more about a range of careers in medicine.

Thanks to funding from Health Education East Midlands, and in partnership with The University of Nottingham, University of Leicester and Derby and Derbyshire LMC, schools can take part for free. We are running one zone with healthcare professionals working in General Practice.

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Posted on January 9, 2018 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on I’m a Medic: March 2018

Student Winners – November 2017

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.

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Posted on December 4, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on Student Winners – November 2017

What’s been happening in I’m a Medic this November

For the last week, students and healthcare professionals have been engaging online in the General Practice Zone of I’m a Medic, Get me out of here. Together they’ve talked about everything from the the hardest exams they’ve ever taken, perspectives on conditions for junior doctors, how learning languages can help you, why they don’t want to be politicians, making difficult decisions with people’s lives as part of a team, and whether robotics will help the work of General Practice in future.

Seven healthcare professionals are talking to the students in the General Practice Zone, including General Practitioners and trainee GPs, a Nurse Practitioner and a Practice Manager.

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Posted on November 13, 2017 by modantony in News | Comments Off on What’s been happening in I’m a Medic this November