APPLY: Work Shadow The Chief Medical Officer For Scotland


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APPLY: Work Shadow The Chief Medical Officer For Scotland

Enjoy an exclusive work shadow day with Dr Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland. Catherine is the first ever female Chief Medical Officer and is also the youngest to be appointed in the UK. Catherine advises politicians and the government about the health of the nation. She also works with her Scottish Government colleagues and with doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to ensure the smooth running of the NHS in Scotland. She has focused on ‘Realistic Medicine’ which examines people’s priorities for their healthcare, and gives major presentations on this in Scotland and all over the world.

About the day:

  • Accompany Catherine to high profile business meetings with Scottish Government and health service senior leaders getting a flavour of working at that level
  • Benefit from a mentoring discussion with Catherine over lunch
  • Get some tips from Catherine on public speaking, by accompanying her when she gives a keynote speech on Realistic Medicine
  • If time allows there may also be an opportunity to attend First Minister’s Questions or a political debate in Parliament

When: Thursday 14th September 2017, 9am - 5pm.

Where: St Andrew's House, Edinburgh and The Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh.

Please note:

  • You must be 16+ to apply for this opportunity

  • Travel expenses up to £25 will be reimbursed after the placement

  • There are two spaces available for this opportunity

This reward is part of our work with Save a Life for Scotland. Check out our campaign page for more opportunities.

We’re asking you to say ‘I’ll do it’ and be ready to save a life.

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