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What do family doctors (GPs) do? Activity day 2019

Medical and Dental Sciences
Friday 12th July 2019 (09:30-15:00)
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Are you interested in a career in Medicine, but not sure what it involves? Come along to the University of Birmingham Medical School on Friday 12th July for an inspiring, challenging and fun glimpse into life as a GP. This event, which is jointly organised by the Midland Faculty of the Royal College of GPs, will give you a real insight into what family doctors do. You will be able to listen to GPs - including a military veteran who worked as a GP on the battlefield! - talk about their lives and careers, and you will have the opportunity to undertake small group practical work, including learning a few basic examination techniques in the University's Clinical Skills labs. Lunch will be provided.






Wolfson Common Room


Dr Jonathan Leach, plenary session

Arthur Thomson Hall


Interactive group work

ELG48-52 and CM01-08


Lunch in the Medical School canteen

Med Cafe


Interactive group work

ELG48-52 and CM01-08


Dr Mary McCarthy, plenary session

Arthur Thomson Hall






Midland Faculty of the Royal College of General Practitioners

Heather Ryan, General Practitioner and member of the RCGP

Clare Ray, College of Medical & Dental Sciences lead for Outreach and Widening Participation

Tom Syder, College of Medical & Dental Sciences Outreach and Widening Participation, Officer


Contact number if there are any problems or queries on the day of the event: 07866 995416


Schools can register 5 or 10 pupils by emailing

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