The Manchester Academy for Healthcare Scientist Education Open Day was held on 12th January 2017 and 175 prospective trainees attended to find out more about the Scientist Training Programme (STP). The event focussed on the MSc Clinical Science courses available in Manchester which form part for the STP. The MAHSE Deputy Director, Carol Ainley spoke about the role of a healthcare scientist, what the STP involves and which MSc Clinical Science programmes are available in Manchester. Dr Martin Stout, the CCVRS Sciences programme director then talked the prospective trainees through the application process which is run entirely by the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS). Two current STP trainees, Kent Cannon and Samantha Thorn from the North West Healthcare Science Trainee Network Board, spoke to those attending about what it is like to be a trainee on the STP.
The above presentations are available as a podcast (below), you can also access the presentation slides by clicking on the presenters names above.
Following the initial presentations, prospective trainees were able to attend programme talks. There is further information on the subjects below.
CCVRS Sciences (Cardiac Science, Critical Care, Respiratory & Sleep Sciences, Vascular Science)
Cellular Sciences (Cytopathology, Histopathology, Reproductive Science)
Neurosensory Sciences (Audiology, Neurophysiology)
Reconstructive Science (not available in 2017)
Local hospitals offered tours in 11 of the different specialisms that MAHSE universities offer and these were well attended.
Applications for 2017 entry opened on Monday 16th January 2017 and will close at 5pm on Monday 13th February 2017. For information about applying to the STP, please visit the NSHCS website.