On Tuesday March 6th, the Royal College of Pathologists in London welcomed year 12 aspiring medics from Oxford High to their National Infections Study Day. Oxford High was the only school in the UK to participate, and the students had the great privilege of hearing a range of inspiring talks focused on the most up to date medical understanding and treatment of emerging and neglected infections, such as whooping cough, scarlet fever, Ebola and fungal mycosis.
Expert speakers included Professor Daniel Bausch from the World Health Organisation, Colonel Emma Hutley from the Royal Army Medical Corps, Professor Russell Stothard from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Professor Mathew Fisher from Imperial College, and Dr Colin Brown from Public Health England.
They were very impressed with the quality of our students engagement ( the rest of the audience were qualified practitioners), and also by their networking skills-we are delighted that Professor Bausch and Professor Fisher accepted invitations to speak at the Oxford High School Biomedical Society, and we look forward to welcoming them both in the very near future.
Oxford High runs a flourishing programme devised for the many Sixth Formers hoping to study Medicine, including a series of seminars run by the Biomedical Society, various careers workshops, and opportunities for practice interviews with doctors. This specialist study day in London demonstrates how well Oxford High supports it’s budding medics, and we thank the Royal College of Pathologists for their generous hospitality.