On Wednesday 25th January The Blue Coat School welcomed Dr McNulty, Consultant Physician, Diabetologist and Endocrinologist at Liverpool Whiston Hospital.
Taking part in our new Inspiring Futures careers programme, Dr McNulty provided students in Year 12, who will be applying to study medicine later this year, with an extremely insightful portrayal of life as a doctor. Also in attendance, students from Year 11 who are currently contemplating a career in medicine.
From exploring the reasons that lie behind an individual’s decision to become a doctor, to the university application process, including interviews and course structures, those attending gained an extremely valuable insight into the initial important preparatory stages of pursuing a career in medicine.
Moving away from the application process Dr McNulty illustrated the broad scope of the health sector, highlighting the roles and responsibilities of physicians, pathologists, radiologists and surgeons. The positive aspects associated with being a doctor were also discussed, including financial security, travel and the diverse nature of the job, but Dr McNulty was also keen to stress the reality, expensive and difficult exams, long shifts and the impact it can have on a healthy work life balance.
Reflecting on Dr McNulty’s highly informative talk, Assistant Head and Information, Advice and Guidance coordinator Ms Holland stated;
“I was delighted to welcome students from Year 12 and, for the first time, Year 11 to attend one of our series of careers’ talks. This informative and honest talk about a career in medicine was well received. Talking to students afterwards, it is clear that they found Dr McNulty inspiring, giving them plenty on which to reflect. His exploration of what it takes to be involved in this interesting and challenging profession was thought provoking and very much appreciated.”
Dr McNulty represents a fantastic role model and we would like to thank him for delivering such a broad yet detailed presentation. Our students are extremely grateful and welcome information designed to help them make informed decisions about the career choices available to them.
Students who were unable to attend Dr McNulty’s talk can access his presentation slides via the VLE.