King George V’s medical society students welcomed Frank Mason, a Consultant Vascular Surgeon from Southport & Ormskirk Hospital to the college on Friday in February.

Students who are interested in pursuing a career in medical science were invited to listen to Mr Mason’s experience in the medical field which spanned time in the Royal Air Force to his current role at Southport & Ormskirk Hospital.

Ed Hillman, Biology Teacher at KGV, said: ‘Having Mr Mason come to KGV was a great experience for the students.

“He talked about his role at the hospital, and advised students on the role of a surgeon and his working day. He also showed students x-rays and images for the diagnosis and surgical treatment of gall stones, and showed images of the treatment of varicose veins with non-invasive laser surgery.

“Details about the modern NHS were discussed and the prospect of more centralised care in larger hospitals.

“The information Mr Mason provided about the application process for students wishing to pursue a career in medical science was invaluable to the students.

“He was extremely willing to answer student questions regarding his career, advice on the application process to study medical-related courses at university and general health care in the UK.

“He also discussed career progression routes available including his own personal account of his time in the RAF.”

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