•   Pre-16 Learners

Student Doctor Outreach Project

Event providers: The University of Manchester

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Book an online session delivered by a student doctor

The Student Doctor Outreach Project (SDOP) is a free scheme where University of Manchester Medical School students are trained and supported by University academics, to deliver teaching to secondary school classes. They have previously delivered this as face to face teaching, but will now conduct this online, due to the pandemic.

The 2nd year students deliver a 1 hour online session to a class, based around the topic of worry. This covers the physical changes experienced with anxiety, as well as coping strategies. It is an opportunity for school pupils to learn from and speak with University students, acting as both near peers and role models. The project provides the chance for medical students to apply their learning on the course to a teaching session.

A University staff member also attends, observing the session and providing feedback to the medical students after. We request a teacher is present as well, and that both they and the pupils provide written evaluation after. The schools we have delivered to in the past have found this project very beneficial for their pupils and have enjoyed the experience.


Please could teachers or tutors contact  years1-2CBME@manchester.ac.uk if you have any questions or would like to sign up your class for this session. Priority will be give to target schools as identified by the Manchester Prioritisation Model. Ideally, we are hoping to run the teaching between 22nd February and 26th March 2021, and so we would be grateful for a prompt response.

Event Age Groups IconY7, Y8, Y9

22 Feb 2021 - 26 Mar 2021

Booking on request

Online via zoom or the school's preferred platform

Gatsby benchmark 7

RPF learner outcomes LO1 LO3

Booking info

To sign-up for a session please contact  years1-2CBME@manchester.ac.uk