Date & time

Fri, 3 Jul 2020
11:00 - 15:30



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About this day


We are delighted to announce a new online event for aspiring medics on July 3rd 2020. Medicine in Action is a specially designed programme where students will hear from medics from a wide range of specialities and at various stages in their careers. We will discover the life of a doctor, uncover the incredible scientific and technological breakthroughs enabling transformation of healthcare and discuss the ethical and societal issues that the next generation of medics will encounter.

Programme & speakers

How to stop a heart attack: What do cardiologists actually do? Rohin Francis, Cardiologist

Find out why cardiology is the greatest specialty in medicine, why cardiologists have the best job in the hospital and how they’re also so modest and humble. A case-based insight into caring for the heart.

Rohin Francis

About Dr Rohin Francis

Rohin Francis is a consultant cardiologist and educator in Essex. He has a YouTube channel combining his love of medicine with bad puns.

From DNA to Human: a medical student’s journey Charlotte Mykura, Medical student

Together we will journey from your life as simple DNA to your life as a living breathing human. Nearly all of us are touched by modern medicine – how does this shape our journey and where will it take us next?

Charlotte Mykura

About Dr Charlotte Mykura

Dr. Charlotte Mykura is a scientist, comedian and graduate medical student. After studying Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge she went on to undertake her PhD in Genetics at Imperial College London, before deciding to move into a medical career.

Born to Die? A case study of socio-economics in child health Lalith Wijedoru, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool

What makes us healthy? Good health matters to individuals, governments,  and international organisations. But we don’t all have the same opportunities to live healthy lives. Discover how economic and social conditions influence the health status of children both at home and abroad.

Lalith Wijedoru

About Dr Lalith Wijedoru

Lalith is a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine (A&E) at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. He is a lecturer at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and former researcher for Oxford University’s Tropical Medicine Research network in Asia.

A surgeon's tale Tim Underwood, Professor of GI Surgery, University of Southampton

Join us for a truly inspirational journey through the work of surgeon and oncologist Tim Underwood. We will discover his route to and through medicine, a day in the life of a surgeon and the cutting edge research allowing better detection and improved prognosis for oesophageal cancer patients.

Tim Underwood

About Professor Tim Underwood

Tim is Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery and co-lead of the Innovation for Translation Research Group (ITRG), University of Southampton. His team focus on understanding the response to therapy in a range of solid tumours, and the development of new treatments that target the tumour microenvironment, including immunotherapy.

So you are thinking of applying to study medicine? Medic Mentor

The Medic Mentor team will be on hand in the lunch break to guide you through what you can do, right now, that will help you get where you want to be – medical school!

Medic Mentor

About Medic Mentor

Medic Mentor is a social enterprise founded by doctors to help aspiring students get into medical, dentistry or veterinary school.
We give students opportunities to present at conferences, earn certificates, awards and even become published in our Mentor magazine.
We have a host of over 10,000 doctors who volunteer to help mentor students all over the UK, with interview practice, personal statements, and support throughout the UCAS process.