A medical masterclass for students

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More than 50 sixth form students from schools across the region, including Northumberland, met with some of the North East’s leading hospital consultants to find out more about entering a career in medicine.

Consultants from a range of specialities, including general surgery and orthopaedics at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, were among the specialists who gave the teenagers an insight into life as a medical professional in the NHS.

Among the 20 schools represented were Cramlington Learning Village and Astley Community High School in Seaton Delaval.

How to perform CPR, investigative surgery and understanding different radiology examinations were three of the demonstration topics.

Dr Chris Tiplady, director of medical education and consultant haematologist at Northumbria Healthcare, said: “I was very impressed by the students’ enthusiasm about the NHS and confident that with the right commitment and desire, many could go on to build successful medical careers in the NHS.

“I hope to see them back in a few years as students and doctors in our hospitals.”

Northumbria Healthcare has organised a further two events which will take place in April – an allied health professionals masterclass and a nursing masterclass.