Shropshire college fills medical futures conference in just three days

Spaces for a much sought-after medical futures conference – to be held virtually for the first time – were filled within just three days.

Dr Matt Morgan
Dr Matt Morgan

And the extensive medical programme to be delivered at Shropshire’s Concord College this weekend was announced today.

The conference, now in its fourth year, is designed to give students an in-depth and valuable insight into the highly competitive application process for medical school.

At the same time, provide virtual work experience through access to a wide range of doctors from different specialities with whom to speak.

Event organiser and Concord’s head of science, Barry Brown, said: “With invitations going live across Shropshire, the West Midlands region and Welsh borders at the start of the month, 150 external places were filled within just three days.

“Thirty six different schools from across the region will be represented and with Concord’s aspiring medics too, the event will cater for over 200 students.”

Mr Brown also announced that a range of universities from across the UK, Ireland and further afield will be represented virtually on the day.

In addition, 18 doctors and representatives from The Medic Portal and Medical Doorway.

This year the keynote speaker is Dr Matt Morgan who will be presenting ‘A letter from ICU – lived experience of Covid from the brink of life.’

Dr Morgan, who is an intensive care doctor, researcher and author of ‘Critical,’ was a nominee for the 2020 Royal Society David Attenborough Prize for public engagement in science.

The Acton Burnell based college says that although spaces are full for this year’s medical futures conference it looks forward to inviting prospective medics to its next conference in 2022.

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