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Two UCLan Honorary Professors are sharing their stories at two upcoming free events in Cumbria

If you have ever been interested in the world of medicine then two upcoming free events in Cumbria are for you.

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is hosting a Meet the Professor Lecture Series where two consultants and UCLan Honorary Professors will share their stories about their careers on the lifesaving frontline.

On Wednesday 26 February, Professor Sam Dearman will discuss ‘Medicine; Science vs Art’ between 6.30pm and 8.00pm.

On Wednesday 29 April, between 6.30pm and 8.00pm, Professor John Howarth will discuss ‘Being a Doctor - Cockermouth to Kandahar and back again.’ The lead doctor for North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust will talk about what it really means to be a doctor, both in 13 war zones and back in Cumbria.

These lectures are of interest to all students hoping to embark on any healthcare or biomedical related career, as well as to members of the public who have an interest in these topics

The talks, which will take place at UCLan’s National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine in Westlakes, are aimed at students who are planning to apply for science or healthcare related careers, including medicine, and interested members of the public.

UCLan’s Professor Cathy Jackson, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Clinical & Biomedical Sciences and Head of the School of Medicine, said: “This series of talks is designed to allow everyone in the community who may well have heard about the UCLan School of Medicine and the National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine to actually come and meet some of the people working with us and see our wonderful facilities.

“We are always keen to hear from all as to how best we can help to contribute to the community and to demonstrate what we do and look forward to meeting you all.”

Each Professor will give a presentation around their experiences and specialty, followed by an opportunity for students to ask questions about the topic and life of a consultant. 

Dr Valerie Smart, Manager of the National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine, added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for local students and members of the public to be able to access extended learning and meet some of our leading clinicians in the area who work with UCLan in teaching medical students and physician associates.

“These lectures are of interest to all students hoping to embark on any healthcare or biomedical related career, as well as to members of the public who have an interest in these topics”.

To register for your free tickets, visit www.uclanmeettheprofessor.eventbrite.co.uk and for further information please contact Val Smart on email at VSmart@uclan.ac.uk or by phone on 01772 897230.

Rachel Atkinson | 19 February 2020