A large number of our students have shown an interest in medicine as their choose degree. To help them focus on the demands of this career Mr Pennie kindly gave up a morning to talk to Year 10 and 11 students about his work as an Orthopaedic Surgeon. Students learnt about what is required academically but also emotionally from this line of work. Mr Pennie asked the students questions thus getting ideas from them and shared a lot of real life stories to illustrate the highs and lows of this occupation.
Mr Pennie brought in lots of equipment that he uses in his work and this stimulated a lot of questions from the students.
Students were also given information on the “med link” course offered to our students in 6th form in Nottingham University, see link below for details;
He made me think that it’s not just a job, it’s a vocation.
It was a really interesting talk, it made me think that it’s not just my grades that will get me in but my volunteering and DoE as well. It made me more determined to work hard. I don’t want to waste my chances.
The story about breaking the news to the father of the son who died really got to me. Made me think if this is my chosen career I would need to be emotionally robust.