I am extremely honoured to hold the position of President of the Macroben Medical Society in which I aim to support everyone in their chosen pathway so we can all achieve our dreams and aspirations.
The Macroben Medical Society is a student group focused on supporting their peers to achieve their aims of a career in medicine or an allied healthcare profession. The name originates from the surname of a past headmistress of our school who turned our school into a hospital during World War II. As a society, we meet once a fortnight to discuss hot topics currently in the news, new medical innovations, ethical conundrums and preparing for the various stages of a medical application. Alongside this, as President, I organise speakers from a variety of healthcare backgrounds aligned with the interests of students in the society. Meetings with speakers are also open to Year 11 students considering a career in an area of allied healthcare as this gives us a more significant opportunity to share contacts and maximise the benefit of speakers, especially in more nuanced subjects. One of my favourite aspects of the medical society is being able to hear a larger range of opinions on topics with factors I may not have previously considered. Such scenarios have helped me practise interview-style questions and also sparked further thoughts to enhance my answers.
Thank you to the speakers we have had so far include: Lindsey Sinclair – Old Age Psychiatrist, Nadia Ahmed – Dentistry and Becky Rose – Dermatology.
President, Macroben Medical Society