Calderside pupils attend lecture
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