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Offers are in for future medics

At a time when the importance of our healthcare workers has never been so apparent, a record-breaking 39 students from Winstanley College have received offers to study Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science at university in September; 29 have offers for Medicine five for Dentistry and five for Veterinary.

Dave Woods who co-ordinates the college’s medics, dentists and vets programme was first to congratulate the successful students. 

Dave said: “A huge well done to all the student receiving offers this year; 39 is our highest number ever! To get to this point students have worked extremely hard and preparation starts whilst students are still at high school, so credit must also go to their schools who supported them from the beginning.

“During their time at college students have taken part in our MDV programme which includes work placements, personal statement writing workshops, UKCAT and BMAT tests, and talks from external speakers on topics such as NHS structure, funding and organisation. 

“They have also had gruelling admissions interviews at their chosen universities. In these unprecedented times, I’m really proud of how all the students are continuing to study and prepare for their future careers despite being away from their usual learning environment”.

College principal, Louise Tipping, added: “Over the past few months the whole world has been in awe of healthcare workers and here in the UK we’ve seen out NHS staff show amazing courage and skills despite being stretched to their limits. 

“As a college, we already have hundreds of former students currently working on the frontline and to have a record number ready to start their studies fills us with pride. 
“Thank you also to our colleagues at Wrightington Wigan and Leigh infirmaries, Wigan and West Lancashire Care Commission Groups, along with Liverpool, Newcastle and Bristol Universities who support our students in their preparation every year”.

 

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