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Date Posted: 07/02/2023 | Posted In: Alumni, Careers, Student News

Last week, B6 Alumni member and former Outwood Academy Hindley student, Dr Tom Proctor visited us at B6 to speak to a group of aspiring medics about his experience of applying for, studying and working in Medicine.

Dr Proctor delivered an invaluable session. He spoke to the group about the importance of gaining work experience and how it’s essential to focus on the experiences you’ve had and the reflections you’ve made from any placement.

The students were given some fantastic guidance on writing their personal statements with Dr Proctor encouraging them to outline what studying and then working in Medicine would mean to them. He also said it’s really important to show that you’re a whole person and explore what would give you purpose and passion outside of medicine.

Dr Proctor spoke about his experiences of the interview process for Medicine and gave the aspiring medics some fantastic tips for this stage of the application process.

Former student delivers talk on being a student doctor

The session was really beneficial to our students and his realistic insights of working life were great for the group to hear. Jill Whitham, Head of Careers and Employability at B6 really appreciated Dr Proctor’s visit and said:

‘The Sixth Form Careers Team are always happy to welcome back our alumni to share their career stories with our current students.  Having Dr Proctor into talk to our students was a fantastic opportunity for aspiring medics to gain insight from somebody who was once in their shoes and studying at The Sixth Form Bolton.’

The B6 Careers team offer exceptional support for students considering a career in Medicine with the option of choosing Medical Careers and Associated Industry for their Professional Growth Programme pathway.

Find out more about Dr Proctor’s career journey here.