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OI Medicine & Veterinary Students Back in School

The Careers Office arranged for OIs Anna Wijnberg and Evan McNab to come and talk to students about their experiences in the fields of veterinary science and medicine.

Students who are considering being vets and doctors wanted to understand what it is like to study their chosen career pathways, the Careers Office arranged for OI's to come and talk about their experiences of applying to universities, interviews and studying at their chosen university. 

Shortly after Jerome Scoote had popped in from UEA to give his advice about studying Medicine, Lana Mo a 5th-year veterinary student from Surrey came in to talk about life as a final-year student and what her plans were for the future. She explained that students should make the most of the 1st and 2nd years with regard to sports and societies as, the future years were very demanding leaving little time for other interests. Lana also talked about Extra-mural studies (EMS) which is the required practical experience that has to be completed during the breaks in term time. i.e. she had not had a real break from studying during the past five years.

During the first week of the Lent term, students welcomed Evan McNab, a 2nd Year medical student from Leeds and Anna Wijnberg a 3rd Year veterinary medicine student from Nottingham back to the School for the first time since they left.

Evan briefly discussed the pros and cons of BMAT over the UCAT, before delivering a tutorial based on a scenario used for training doctors in A&E. His tablet displayed the vital statistics (breathing rate, oxygen sats, heart rate and blood pressure) of a patient admitted to A&E and he talked the students through the procedure to identify what was wrong with the patient, getting them to figure out what had happened, why and what should be done to treat them. The vitals then changed as treatments were given and the outcomes were discussed. By the end, the students deduced that the patient had suffered an allergic reaction.

Anna spoke to the aspiring vets about life at Nottingham and how the course was delivered. She answered questions and gave advice on how to make a competitive application.

It was great to welcome back our OIs and for them to be so generous with their time and advice to our students. We wish them all the best for the future and look forward to them returning gain in the near future. 

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