Sixth Form Students Become School’s Medic Mentor Leaders
Two Year 12 students have been chosen to represent the Education Directorate’s Medic Mentor scheme within Beaconsfield High School’s MEDSOC.
Risha Johar and Pathusha Pushpakanthan, both interested in studying medicine after A-Levels, have taken on the roles of Medic Mentor Society Leaders and will share the knowledge and resources they gather at national Medic Mentor conferences with members of the school’s MEDSOC.
The next Medic Mentor conference takes place later this month and will offer participants the opportunity to explore careers in medicine, giving them the chance to hear from practicing doctors and healthcare professionals. There will be the chance to network with professionals and medical students alike, as well as to gain access to 14 different careers talks, including various Royal Colleges, medical organisations and medical schools.
The school’s MEDSOC is led by Risha and Pathusha and is attended bi-weekly by students from all years. Topics up for debate include medical ethics, women in medicine, medical disciplines and preparation for university.
Mrs Smith, Headteacher of Beaconsfield High School comments: “It’s always wonderful to hear how proactive our students are at developing their own learning to aid their future success, and to positively represent their school within external organisations. Throughout everything the school teaches, it is our aim to empower students to feel confident, capable and inquisitive. For two of our students to represent us at a national event like Medic Mentor and to take such influential leadership roles within school only underscores the success of this ethos.”