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Doctors share their experiences with school pupils


Doctors and medical students shared their insights and experiences as school pupils got a glimpse of their potential future medical career at this year’s ARM.

Students from a total of eight schools and colleges from across Dorset took part in the BMA schools event at the annual representative meeting in Bournemouth this week.

Following an introductory talk by BMA president Pali Hungin, who gave an overview of the role of doctors and the future of medicine, pupils were given the opportunity to put forward their questions.

Doctors including BMA junior doctors committee chair Jeeves Wijesuriya, BMA medical students committee co-chairs Harry Carter and Charlie Bell and GPs Farah Jameel and Zoe Norris, also got involved through a series of interactive workshops.

An integral feature of every ARM, the BMA schools event gives school and sixth form students the opportunity to meet doctors and discover what a medical career entails, and what it takes to become a doctor of the future.

Highcliffe School student Danielle Esterhuizen was one of those who attended on the day, and described the session as an interesting and helpful experience.

She said: ‘It [the event] helped me clarify what I want to do and gave me more information on health related industries.'

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