Medical Careers Day 2019

For the 7th year running, The ICENI Centre opened its doors to aspiring doctors from Essex and Suffolk schools/colleges.

Each session throughout the day was designed to give the students from year 10, 11 and 12 an idea of what to expect if they pursue a medical career. They learnt practical skills in basic life support, suturing, anaesthetics and keyhole surgery, as well as taking part in speed sessions where senior doctors gave them a glimpse of life in specialties such as general practice, surgery and emergency medicine.

Medical trainee Golden Ogbonna also led the students on an alternative journey of studying abroad and surviving medical school in Russia.  He spoke of the highs and lows of his own experiences, and the determination it has taken in pursuing a clinical career in the NHS and following his dream of becoming a Doctor.

Sarah Wilby, medical training and events officer at the ICENI Centre said: “Students can find it hard to access information about medical school entry. We hope that this event has helped to break down some of those barriers while showing them just how diverse, rewarding and fascinating a career in medicine can be.”