Calder­side pupils at­tend lec­ture

Hamilton Advertiser - - DON’T DRINK & DRIVE - Leona Greenan

Pupils from Calder­side Academy took part in a free schools’lec­ture by the Royal Col­lege of Physi­cians of Ed­in­burgh.

Young­sters from the Blan­tyre school heard from the pres­i­dent of the col­lege, Pro­fes­sor Derek Bell, who dis­cussed the im­por­tance of medicine to so­ci­ety and the key top­ics that med­i­cal stu­dents will learn about, fol­lowed by a ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion.

This was the third in a se­ries of lec­tures, based around three ma­jor themes – be­com­ing a doc­tor, eth­i­cal dilem­mas in medicine, and top­i­cal med­i­cal is­sues.

It is hoped that the lec­ture pro­gramme, which is now in its third year and in­cludes both pub­lic and pri­vate schools, will en­cour­age the next gen­er­a­tion of stu­dents to con­sider a ca­reer in medicine. Each lec­ture was web­streamed.

Pro­fes­sor Bell said:“we’re de­lighted to de­liver our free schools’lec­tures pro­gramme for a third year in a row.

“As with pre­vi­ous years, this is an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity for the next po­ten­tial gen­er­a­tion of doc­tors to hear why a ca­reer in medicine could be for them.

“A ca­reer in medicine is both chal­leng­ing and re­ward­ing, and you will gain the skills re­quired to make a real dif­fer­ence to peo­ple’s lives, by help­ing to al­le­vi­ate what can be com­plex med­i­cal prob­lems. There is a wide choice of med­i­cal ca­reers too, as well as many op­por­tu­ni­ties in teach­ing, re­search and man­age­ment.”

Visit Calder­side Academy’so­phie Mci­nally and Kwyn Su­la­pas with Pro­fes­sor Derek Bell

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