MediCamp is hosted at UWC Atlantic, based in a 12th Century castle by the sea in Wales. You’ll have opportunities to explore the local area and experience the beauty of South Wales and with a 122-acre site, including its own woodland, seafront, farm and valley, you’ll be able to take part in a diverse and intensive programme of activities ranging from lifeguarding, kayaking, surfing, sailing, power-boating, swimming, mountain walking, navigation, and climbing.
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Learn more about MediCamp 2021
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+ Guest speakers
Professor Sir Michael Owen
Our Keynote Speaker and leading Academic Psychiatrist will be talking about his research in Alzheimer’s and Schizophrenia and giving his view on the future of Mental Health globally.
Dr Ambika Shetty
Ambika is a Consultant Paediatrician and Diabetologist at the Children’s Hospital for Wales. She will be talking about her depth of experience in Child Health and her specific interest of diabetes in childhood and the life-saving importance of its early recognition.
Mr Michael Stechman
Mr Michael Stechman is an Endocrine and General Surgeon and will be giving us an engaging insight into his career. Michael’s expertise is within the field of Thyroid surgery- a subject participants are sure to find fascinating!
Mr Tom Archer
Tom is an Alumni of UWC Atlantic and now works with the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS Cymru) in Wales. He will share his knowledge on this exciting, fast-paced, and highly-rewarding aspect of healthcare!
Professor Zaheer Yousef
Prof Yousef is an acclaimed Cardiologist and will be delivering a talk entitled ‘Pace-in Africa’ outlining his work in various African Nations and enlightening us on the challenge of installing pacemaker equipment into those patients in need.
Mr Robin Jenkins
Robin is Founder of Atlantic Pacific- an initiative set up in 2014 to empower communities around the world prone to drowning, flooding and natural disasters by providing them with custom-built lifeboat stations and purpose-built lifeboats. His specific experience of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami disaster in 2014 will be presented.
Mental Health Awareness
Led by Mr Pierre Codron, this session will focus on increasing awareness of mental health within the cohort. Pierre will also be emphasising the latest thinking on the importance of sleep on our mental health by running a ‘Sleep Workshop’ during the session.
Makaton in Healthcare
Ms Bev Curtis, Speech and Language Therapist in Cardiff and Vale UHB will be running an interactive workshop giving participants their first experience of Makaton. The teaching of effective communication skills will form the mainstay of this workshop.
Radiology and Medical Imaging
Dr Grant Griffiths, Consultant Radiologist will be delivering a brilliant workshop where participants will hear more about the role of the radiologist, learn to interpret simple radiographs and then be challenged on their new-found knowledge!
Become a Leader in Healthcare
Dr Tim Archer is a specialist in Leadership Development and Executive Coaching. He will introduce you to the importance of effective leadership in healthcare based on his experience of leadership within the Public Health sector.
Pharmaceuticals and Prescribing
Do you want to know more about medication and pharmaceuticals? Mr Carl Barrett, a Clinical Pharmacist in Primary Care will be introducing you to the art of prescribing and giving a real, hands-on insight into the world of therapeutic drugs!
+ Experience Days & Wider Healthcare
Lubas Medical’s expert team of Paramedics and Advanced Practitioners will be delivering an all-day simulation workshop covering many aspects of pre-hospital medicine, first-aid and clinical skills. Get hands-on with various scenarios and leave feeling confident in your ability to manage unwell patients.
Spend the day in Swansea University’s School of Medicine Anatomy Lab where you will further your knowledge of the human body by using the latest simulation technology.
Clinical Skills Session
Visit The Aneurin Bevan Clinical Skills Centre in Singleton Hospital where you will spend time learning within the high-fidelity simulation area gaining experience of clinical procedures and managing unwell patients.
Covid-19 Hot Topics
Be part of this Covid-19 themed session where you will hear of the real-life experiences of clinicians during the Pandemic. You will be introduced to the basics of virology, current vaccine research, stories from front-line workers and even the challenges of creating a local Field Hospital!
Meet the Patient
Spend a session hearing the most interesting of patient stories and have the chance to ask questions and learn more about complex disease.
MDT Networking Events
Have your chance to hear about the huge variety of career choices within Medicine and Healthcare with relaxed networking opportunities throughout the course. Spend time with ‘front-line’ clinicians and have the opportunity to ask unlimited questions!
+ Meet the facilitators
Hi! My name is Hanna Jegina. I am currently a second year medical student at Cardiff University. When I’m not studying, I enjoy being part of several societies, brunch with friends and watching ‘Call The Midwife’ on Netflix! I’m excited to be a MediCamp facilitator. I hope that I can help to make MediCamp a memorable and positive experience for all the young people I will meet. I hope that I also grow in confidence and learn from everyone around me.
Hello, My name is Anna Chiara Corriero and I am a second year medical student at Anglia Ruskin University in Essex, England. My medical interests include surgery, global health, education, technology and its advancements; I am also passionate about art and music, languages, politics and learning about other people. I am so excited for this summer camp, because it brings together medicine and UWC, which are arguably the two most important things in my life. Despite having graduated from Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa in 2017, I still look for any opportunity to give back to the UWC community. What better occasion than MediCamp itself? I look forward to meeting you all and cannot wait for us to learn so much through each other about the most amazing field in the world: medicine.
Hi, my name is Jasper. I am a second year post-graduate medical student. I love reading, exercising, acting and cooking. I am really looking forward to starting MediCamp as it is going to be such a wonderful chance to inspire the younger generation to become doctors or nurses and I am sure it will be a fun few weeks doing skills and day excursions! I cannot wait to meet everyone and to start this wonderful opportunity.
Hello everyone! My name is Roshna, I am a second year medical student at Cardiff University. I am interested in a wide array of specialties at the minute – genetics, surgery and forensics to name a few. Outside of the course, I love baking and going for long walks. I am excited to be a facilitator this summer as I can share my experience of university with you and spread my passion for Medicine and allied subjects. I look forward to meeting you all at MediCamp
Hi, I am Harriet, I am 20 and a second year medic at Cardiff University. I am from a place called Hereford, which is only really known for its cows and apples. I enjoy living in the countryside and love to go on long walks with my dog. I am a very sporty person and in particular love to run. I am even attempting the Cardiff Half Marathon this year, wish me luck! As well as this, I have always enjoyed languages and I am currently learning the Spanish language, so take regular Spanish lessons and absolutely love going to Spain. Especially with it’s hot weather and yummy food! Also, something that I am passionate about is teaching. I currently volunteer for a charity called Sexpression, which goes into schools in Cardiff in order to teach sex education, this is something I find extremely rewarding.
Hello! My name is Risma and I am a second year medical student at Cardiff University. I was born and grew up until the age of 12 in India after which I moved to Singapore. This is where I did my IGCSE and IB. Along with medicine, my interests lie in languages, dance as well as teaching and mentoring my juniors which is why I am really looking forward to MediCamp! I am looking forward to contribute to a fun, exciting but also inspiring course at the UWC Medicamp 2020.
Hi! My name is Devon, and I’m really passionate about medicine, and I have a particular interest in psychiatry and forensics. I’m looking forward to being a facilitator at MediCamp because it combines the two things I love the most: learning and teaching. I’ve been building my skills over the past few years as a tutor which I think will really help me as a facilitator. I’m excited to meet everyone at MediCamp and try and get them inspired by medicine and all it has to offer – and hopefully have some fun along the way!
I am a second-year medical student studying at Cardiff University and I’m originally from Brynna in South Wales. Aside from studying medicine I enjoy training for half marathons as I am a keen runner and I am also a dedicated taekwondo student through which I have achieved a black belt. I would like to share my experiences as a first and second year medical student and what to expect as the course progresses and put the course demands into perspective.
Hi I’m Mazvita, and I am currently studying Medicine and in my second year at Cardiff University. I was born and raised in Zimbabwe and grew up under the beautiful African sun which was an absolute blessing. Wales is a beautiful country and other than the rain, the mountains and seaside are incredible. Medicine is very challenging but it’s always exciting and has given me an amazing insight into the research world as well. Growing up in Zimbabwe I spent a lot of time outside and I loved going camping and playing sports especially hockey and so I learned how amazing it is to be part of a team. I am generally a very enthusiastic and easy-going person and I’m really excited to be a part of MediCamp.
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