Prep for Med

Prep for Medicine & Health 2021

For the past 10 years the School of Medicine has organised a very successful ‘Prep for Med’ information and experience day for transition year secondary school students from across the region. The day is aimed at TY students who may be considering a career in medicine. It also gives the School an opportunity to engage with career guidance teachers who accompany their pupils to visit School of Medicine facilities at both BHSC and CUH. The day has proved to be very popular amongst the community, and now features widely among school diaries and on social media.


2021 was the 10 year anniversary of this initiative, and particularly given the difficult year it has been for universities and secondary schools alike, we altered the format and expanded involvement from beyond the School of Medicine to all of the Schools of the College of Medicine & Health (Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Therapies, Dentistry and Public Health) to create an online event. This was a fully virtual event presented to participants online on Wednesday 14th April 2021 where:

  • Each school from the college presented for a one-hour slot.
  • The first 30 minutes involved a tour around the facilities used at the university ,meeting some students and lecturers along the way.
  • The second 30 minutes switched to CUH where a specialist working in the relevant clinical discipline described what it is like to be a specialist in their field.


This year we worked with a charity partner for the event - CUH charity.   The charity was the Breda McGrath memorial fund through the CUH charity which helps cancer patients in financial difficulties through their treatment.

This year’s event saw in excess of 2,300 views of the event throughout the day.

Please see the links to the videos from each participating Schools below.


UCC School of Medicine:

Video 1- School of Medicine


UCC School of Nursing and Midwifery:

Video 2- School of Nursing and Midwifery


UCC School of Pharmacy:

Video 3- School of Pharmacy


UCC School of Clinical Therapies:

Video 4- School of Clinical Therapies


Cork University Dental School and Hospital:

Video 5- Dental School and Hospital


UCC School of Public Health:

Video 6- School of Public Health


UCC Prep for Healthcare - Highlights

Video 6- Prep for Healthcare - Highlights


The videographer for the event was Ger Griffin.

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