Pupils hear about medical milestones

Pupils hear about medical milestones

Medical experts will tomorrow (Tuesday, March 16) try to inspire North-east schoolchildren to take up a career in medicine and medical sciences.

Just over 170 S5 pupils are attending the University of Aberdeen for the 50 Years of Medicine and Medical Sciences event which is part of National Science and Engineering Week.

Five experts from the University’s College of Life Sciences & Medicine will deliver short talks on what they consider to be the most significant developments in recent times in their own fields – surgery, diabetes, infection, forensic medicine and DNA.

The pupils will then get the chance to vote on what they believe to be the most outstanding development in each field.

Morna Annandale, Assistant College Registrar from the University of Aberdeen, said: “The event is aimed at S5 pupils considering pursuing a career in any aspect of medicine or medical sciences.

“We hope our series of talks will raise our audience’s awareness to the diversity of careers available in medicine and medical science and also explain where research in these areas may go in the next 50 years.”

Schools attending the event which is taking place at the University’s Polwarth building, are: Banff Academy, Cults Academy, Elgin High School, Hazlehead Academy, Kemnay Academy, Lathallan School, Mearns Academy, Northfield Academy, Oldmachar Academy, Peterhead Academy, Robert Gordon’s College, St Margaret’s School for Girls, The Gordon Schools and Westhill Academy.