The first talk was given to us by Hannah Thould, a former KES student and medical student at Oxford. This was a very interesting talk based on the credentials needed for medical school, and what the interview process was like.
During the year we had two presentations from Dr Dayson, the first centred around the application process for medical school and the second based on his speciality, psychiatry. Dr Dayson also brought in two medical students with him and we all found this very useful as they gave a first-hand account on the current methods of medical training.
Diana Hulbert delivered a fascinating and practical talk on the respiratory system and the workings of the brain, including demonstrations with resuscitation dolls. She demonstrated how the different layers of the brain worked with the use of chocolate, which was particularly enjoyable!
Dr Healy gave us a very interesting presentation on dermatology, including some very eye opening and shocking pictures which showed the danger of U.V damage. This talk focused on the diagnosis and research behind such problems, and it was very interesting how something so life threatening as cancer can appear as something so small as a mole.
At the end of each presentation a certain amount of time was put aside for questions to be asked to the speaker, and the MedSoc members found this very useful.
All in all it was a very successful year for MedSoc. Thanks go to Mrs Millar for overseeing and helping to organise the society, and also to the Vice Presidents; Jonny Smith, Ellie Glew, and Connor Healy.