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CHoC gives students a taste of life as a GP

Published on: Thursday 14th December 2017

Categorised under: Health, Work , NHS

Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC) has launched a new programme to give students insight into what it takes to be a doctor.

The two-day programme, which takes place at CHoC’s training centre at Hilltop Heights, Carlisle, is aimed at  year 12 and 13 students. It balances helpful advice with real-life work experience, providing a holistic view of what is takes to be a GP.

The young academics will be equipped with tips on how to apply for medical school and have a successful interview, as well as being involved in interactive workshops, including emergency situations and patients in the community.

Day two of the programme allows students to complete a shift with a CHoC clinician, gaining an understanding of what is involved in the role of a GP day-to-day.

Hannah Mason, Executive Director of Operations, said, “we receive a great deal of applications throughout the year from students looking for work placements or help with medical school applications, so we felt a formal programme to support schools in Cumbria would be the best way forward.

“As a social enterprise we are committed to investing in our local community, Helping year 12 and 13 students to understand what life is like as a GP will hopefully mean they will choose to come back to Cumbria as qualified GPs in the future”

Applications can be made via school or colleges. For further details please contact