Biomedical Society - Medic Mondays

Partner: Shrewsbury High School
Partner type: Community Group
Project category: Academic

To support students considering careers in biomedical sciences at SHS and local state schools. This includes medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, nursing, biomedical sciences etc. Monthly lectures after school are open to all with lunchtime activities for SHS students aged from year 10 to 13.

Aims of the project

The project was intended to inform and educate pupils about careers in Biomedical sciences and to enrich biology teaching.
The factors for success include the willingness of local doctors, vets etc to deliver talks and lectures and some funding for expenses and gifts?
The beneficiaries are the pupils aged between 15-18 at SHS and at local schools considering careers in Biomedicine.

Background and goals

The partnership came about by Mr Barry Brown set up an ‘Above and beyond’ lecture program as an enrichment for the gifted and talented students at SHS. Barry Brown offered medical lectures and invited some external speakers.
Barry Brown recognised the interest and demand and saw the potential to link up with local state schools.
It has been established for 4 years.

Resources

The willingness of the parents and local NHS staff, vets and alumni.
The lectures take place using the school lecture facilities.
Barry Brown is the lead for the lectures and delivers the lunchtime sessions, the meeting are 45mins long and they also require 45mins of planning. The medic Monday lectures require correspondence to relevant people which the biomedical committee assist with.
The is no financial contributions from pupils.

Impact

The is a write to performed by the biomedical committee of the lecture which take place. This
assessment is carried out after each monthly lecture.

Pupil involvement

The biomedical committee at SHS help to plan the program, write to speakers and present gifts.

This project is for 15-18 year olds.
Mixed gender for the lectures.

Frequency and duration

Ongoing Medic Monday every month. This event will continue.