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.
Programme & speakers
How to stop a heart attack Rohin Francis, Cardiologist
Find out why cardiology is the greatest specialty in medicine, why cardiologists have the best job in the hospital and how they’re also so modest and humble. A case-based insight into caring for the heart, with consultant cardiologist and YouTuber Rohin Francis.
About Rohin Francis
Rohin Francis is a consultant cardiologist and educator in Essex. He has a YouTube channel combining his love of medicine with bad puns.
The human guinea pig: Inside the NHS… and Tom! Tom Warrender, Medical Mavericks
Meet Tom the human guinea pig who has visited dozens of health professionals to discover the amazing careers you can get into with 5 GCSEs at levels 9-4! Oh… and he’ll perform some medical demos live on screen!
About Tom Warrender
Tom Warrender is famous for putting himself through real full blown medical procedures in hospitals & schools to inspire the next generation of health professionals.
So you want to be a Doctor? Leanne Armitage
What does it mean to be a doctor, and how to you go about applying? Join Leanne as she shares her story of the obstacles she overcame in order to become a doctor, and the work she is doing to increase diversity across UK medical schools.
About Leanne Armitage
Leanne is a junior doctor with interests in Anaesthetics. In 2018 she co-founded a charity – The Armitage Foundation – to increase diversity across UK medical schools, for which she was awarded the 2018 UK Queen’s Young Leaders award by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Leanne has also featured in the 2021 edition of the Future Leader’s Magazine as number 4 out of 150 of the UK’s most outstanding African-Caribbean students and new graduates. In 2020 she was named a LinkedIn Top Voice and has featured on several news channels including Channel 4 News, ITV News, BBC Radio, the Sunday Telegraph, the Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard.
Life in Surgery Gagandeep Grover
Join Dr Gagandeep Grover for a view of surgery as a career, the pros and cons, highlights and pitfalls. She will focus on early exposure and participation both pre-University and during student years, and how to build your CV.
About Gagandeep Grover
Dr Gagandeep Grover graduated from St Georges Medical school with an MBBS and BSc. She spent 6 years in general surgery before embarking on vascular surgical research and vascular surgical training. She has recently crossed specialities to complete general practise training with a sub speciality interest.
How Not to Die Yet Phil Hammond
Many doctors are now getting into lifestyle medicine as they realise the NHS can’t cope with the demands of chronic illness, so it might be better to prevent or delay it. Dr Phil Hammond uses the acronym CLANGERS to teach the daily joys of health, whist recognising that some people will find them much easier to achieve than others, we need to help each other and not feel guilty if we don’t always succeed.
About Phil Hammond
Dr Phil Hammond is a doctor, journalist, broadcaster and comedian. He qualified as a GP in 1991 and is currently works in a specialist NHS centre for children and adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome/ME. He has been the medical correspondent for Private Eye since 1992 and presented five seasons of BBC2’s Trust Me, I’m a Doctor. His most recent book is Sunday Times bestseller Dr Hammond’s Covid Casebook.