top of page


A two day intensive course for Year 12 students considering a medical career

Aspiring Medics 2023
Friday 30th June & Saturday 1st July OR Sunday 2nd July

2023's conference is now fully booked, but you can click here for more information and to join the waiting list

Are you in Year 12 and considering a career in medicine?

Are you wondering whether it is right for you?

LMI and Alder Hey Academy have come together to bring you this invaluable insight into a medical career and the journey involved.  This annual conference is organised by medical professionals and gives a great opportunity to explore medical training and careers from the insider’s point of view, hear first hand from medical students, current junior doctors and consultants, and take part in practicals by clinical staff.

The conference will give you essential advice and the opportunity to discuss all career opportunities and ask questions!  You will come away with an understanding of how care is provided today, an insight into different types of careers and specialties and equipped with information on how to apply successfully to medical school.


We hope that it will be able to help you make a clear and informed decision.

If you would like to find out more then this course is for you. The course has now been running for thirty-seven years and is continually adapted based on attendee feedback and the current medical career structures to provide a useful and relevant resource concentrating on the topics most helpful to those contemplating medicine. We regret that due to time constraints we are not able to provide interview practice.  Practical sessions are arranged on day two of the conference and are designed to provide some small insight.  We would encourage individual students to secure work experience appropriate to their career choice.

'So You Want To Be A Doctor?'

Dr Austin Carty, Consultant Radiologist and Past President of the LMI founded the ‘So You Want To Be A Doctor?’ medical careers conference for ‘sixth formers’ back in 1986 and organised the conference for 14 years.  Dr Carty was the Lead Radiologist for the introduction of CT scanning in the RLUH in 1984 and he was Medical Director in the 90s.  He sadly passed away in 2021. 

The conference has grown developed over the years having been organised by Mr Roger Franks, Miss Claudia Harding-Mackean and Dr Sian White.  The conference continues today having merged with the Alder Hey Academy to become the current ‘Aspiring Medics’ conference.  We know that Dr Carty would be proud to know that the conference is still going strong today.  

bottom of page