Opportunity Knocks for Medical Students

Posted by International Inner Wheel | Nov 24, 2020 |

The people of Kent, England were delighted when the Government gave the Go-Ahead for a new Medical School in Kent and our two Universities (the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University) eagerly built the necessary Centres for the school to operate. The Kent and Medway Medical School threw open its doors to its first intake of students in September 2020.

What a golden opportunity this gave us within Inner Wheel!

It was proposed that District 12 should offer a £500 prize to the best student in relation to women’s health matters. This will be donated from Year 1, for a period of 5 years.

During their period of study, the young would-be doctors will have placements throughout Kent in its hospitals and in its GP surgeries, so any one of us could be meeting them in a medical setting near to us.

One feature in the design of the course is the emphasis on the importance of communications skills, thus reflecting the changing roles of medical professionals nowadays.

“It is great to be in at the beginning. We are thrilled to have the full support of all 20 Clubs within the District,” said Joint District Chairman, Sheila Cragg. (District 12 includes one club that is just beyond Kent’s borders – and even their members have offered their unwavering support to this District 12 venture).

“We are often asked to promote the name of Inner Wheel,” added Joint District Chairman Christine Davies, “and this prize will keep the name of Inner Wheel very much to the fore within our District and will help and encourage young doctors across the five year course of study to make their own money stretch a bit further and give a boost to their future careers”.

Sandra Wheeler