TTS's virtual MedSoc is thriving!

Tue, 04 May 2021

The School’s Medical Society has been running for a number of years and has traditionally been offered during Session 3 as an enrichment opportunity to students in years 10, 11 and the Sixth Form who have an interest in healthcare careers.  Unfortunately, the pandemic put a stop to in-person sessions but the society was quickly moved on-line and has been offering virtual sessions over the past academic year.  The new on-line format has proved to be a huge success attracting larger numbers of students and also enabling a wider range of healthcare professions to take part.

The Society has welcomed some fantastic speakers already this year, including a GP, a Radiographer, a student paramedic, a speech and language therapist and a physiotherapist.  Students will look forward to welcoming a paediatrician and a cancer nurse later this term.

Mrs Flynn, our Director of Careers, explains some of the benefits of running a virtual MedSoc:

“Running the sessions at 4:15pm means that students who have been self-isolating have not missed out and those who are in School have time to get home before they log in.  It’s been brilliant to see students taking part remotely, asking lots of really good questions and making suggestions for future topics.”

Sarah Martin a registered Physiotherapist working as a Community Physiotherapist with stroke patients gave a really useful overview of the role,  the qualification route and shared her personal experiences of working with and treating patients when she was a guest speaker last month.  Sarah said:

“I really enjoyed talking about my role as a Physio with Thomas Telford students.  It’s really important that students make an informed decision about applying for physiotherapy at university and I hope I gave them an insight into both the rewards and challenges.”

Well done to all the students who have taken part in the society so far this year!

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