At a careers networking event at school, I met a GP, Dr Rachel Elliott, who very generously gave me the opportunity to spend a day shadowing her at her surgery in Porchester. Having only ever before been with a GP as a patient, I found it very interesting seeing things from a doctor’s perspective. Often perhaps as important as medical care are inter-personal… Continue reading General Practice Work Experience in Porchester (30th March 2015)
Shortly before Easter in 2015, I was voted Captain of College by pupils and staff for 2015/2016. This was a great honour, and will be a really useful life experience. I have already helped to organise, attended, and talked at several events, including making a speech in front of 1,000 people at the lower school… Continue reading Election to Captain of College (March 2015)
In biology, as we were studying genetics at the time, our teacher asked if any of us wanted to give presentations on genetic disorders. I decided to produce one on the disease that I had discovered from seeing the skeleton of Mr Jeffs at the Hunterian Museum. I was limited to ten minutes, but still… Continue reading Biology Presentation on Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (March 2015)
I was the Sales Director for a Young Enterprise group, Illuminate. This was a big commitment with regard to time, and in this role, I had to organise several trade fairs, monitor sales figures, and help with advertising and production of our product. In the end, we made £600 profit, won Best Company Report and… Continue reading Young Enterprise (September 2014 to March 2015)
For the sixth form House Drama competition, my house, Grenville, decided to perform A Human Write, a dark study of an author’s psychology, which won us the competition and helped us win the inter-house Performing Arts Cup.
As a member of the 5th year academy at school, I was offered the opportunity to do an Extended Project Qualification a year early. I chose the topic of psychiatry for my EPQ because I was and am very keen to study medicine at university, and have had a particular interest in psychiatry. I also find history,… Continue reading EPQ (March 2015): Has the Use of Psychiatric Medication Improved the Treatment of the Mentally Disordered?
On the day that booking opened, I got myself a place on the Cambridge Medical Masterclass, which also gave me an opportunity to look around the university. The day was formatted in a similar way to that of a second-year medical student, and the lectures we were given were almost in the same amount of… Continue reading Cambridge Medical Masterclass (27 February 2015)