About this day
For year 10 to year 13 students
Back by popular demand! Following the success of previous events, Medicine in Action returns for a full day online programme for aspiring medics. We will welcome a new cast of speakers from a range of specialities, all with incredible personal and professional stories to tell. Uncover the science and technology driving medicine, discuss the societal implications and find out what life is really like as a medic as we explore the field and potential career paths open to students interested in the exciting and varied field of medicine.
Watch this space for more speaker announcements coming soon!
Programme & speakers
The pathologist - tools of the trade Suzy Lishman, Peterborough City Hospital
Consultant pathologist Dr Suzy Lishman will explain what an autopsy (post-mortem examination) involves, demonstrate some of the instruments used and discuss common causes of death. There will be no dead bodies, blood or real organs – just a pathologist and the tools of her trade.
About Suzy Lishman
Suzy Lishman is a consultant histopathologist at Peterborough City Hospital. She has developed and delivered hundreds of events for schools and the public over the last decade, has appeared on national radio and television and is a regular contributor to specialist and general publications on the role of pathology, particularly in relation to cancer screening, bowel cancer and death investigation.
Behind the GP Doors Ezgi Ozcan
When the patient arrives for their appointment, a GP has just ten minutes to assess them, diagnose, and recommend treatment. The Junior Doctor, Ezgi Ozcan, will talk about her journey into medicine and why she chose to become a GP, and present a case study showing what goes on behind closed doors in a GP surgery.
About Ezgi Ozcan
Passionate Portfolio Careers in Medicine – Anything is Possible Alison May Berner, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and Barts Cancer Institute
Choosing to study medicine opens doors to follow many other interests, from research to education, from business to activism. Its not easy to step off the career escalator but doing so is the way to true fulfilment. Dr Berner will discuss how her research passion has taken her to unexpected places and how she has found herself on the creative curve speaking out for LGBT health. She will also talk about the challenges of juggling multiple roles with personal life, and how knowing your career destination can be both a blessing and a curse.
About Alison May Berner
Dr Alison May Berner is Part-time Specialty Doctor in Adult Gender Identity at the Gender Identity Clinic, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. She is also a Specialty Trainee and Clinical Research Fellow in Medical Oncology at Barts Cancer Institute. She provides advice and assessment for gender diverse patients with active cancer or genetic cancer predisposition, and leads a number of research and quality improvement projects at the intersection of cancer care and gender identity. She has also assisted charities including CRUK with their patient information for the trans community.