Berkhamsted School’s Medicine Day helps students from across the area

Students from across Dacorum were at Berkhamsted School on Thursday for a free Medicine Day, with experts on hand to teach them all about medical professions.

The youngsters were given tips on topics including which medical school to apply to, how to write a personal statement, how to apply to study medicine, and interview techniques.

The event attracted Year 12 students from 15 different schools in the area.

The students were given guidance on how to get work experience and coached on ethical scenarios by the doctors, dentists and vets who supported the event.

Berkhamsted School’s head of careers Helen-Claire Burt said: “It is a very competitive profession to get into. The students will already know that the standard for grades is high.

“But now is just making the most of the opportunities that they will have in Year 12 to do work experience, to be involved in meeting, learning, reading and getting themselves ready to do a very competitive application.”