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RCP Public Open Day to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the NHS

  The RCP Open Day is fun and interactive, and of interest to all ages groups. Sessions on ‘Medical education and training – from student to consultant’ will provide young people considering a career in medicine with the chance to discuss what it is like to be a medical student, the expectations of medical school and postgraduate training. Historical characters will bring to life how the NHS was established and what it was like to be a patient in the 1940s, before the NHS was created. How was nutrition affected by rationing?, what was the affect of the war on the hearing of those who took part? The answer to these questions and more will be available through our specialty exhibition stands. Visitors can hear talks on what the next 60 years may hold for the NHS and try hands-on activities - from practising resuscitation, finding out your lung capacity and being tested for allergies. Guided tours of our 500 years of history and Grade I listed architecture will take place throughout the day. Whilst a 1940s themed band will entertain visitors in the College garden, where tours will also be held for people wishing to learn more about medicinal plants. For further details: Phone: 020 7935 1174 ext 237 Email: PIU@rcplondon.ac.uk or visit: www.rcplondon.ac.uk/openday