Careers talks are an inspiring way to highlight the diverse and exciting careers on offer in pathology. They offer a chance for College Fellows and trainees to raise awareness about pathology with young people before they go to university, as well as providing opportunities to develop skills in communication and public engagement. They are a great option for getting involved in National Pathology Week in November.
Presented by consultant histopathologist, Dr Rachael Liebmann (who is also the current RCPath Vice President for Communications), the video resources include a full length film of a careers talk Dr Liebmann gave to secondary school students in March 2019, as well as shorter ‘how-to’ videos that provide practical advice on organising and delivering a careers talk on pathology. Presentation templates and a downloadable written guide accompany the videos, and together they provide lots of ideas on structure and content, as well as top tips on how to prepare for questions from students.
While schools may be out for the summer, it is not too early to start planning a careers talk for the autumn term. Check out the new resources, and if you’re interested in giving a talk in a school near you, sign up to the Inspiring the Future programme and/or contact the College’s public engagement team.