Month: July 2017

Non-traditional routes to medical school: BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences

When most people think of medicine, they have the idea of a standard five-year course at a medical school and at the end of it they’re doctors… easy right? wrong. Medical applications are currently at one of the highest they’ve been yet the number of spaces available have remained the same, so what happens to …

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Surely I can’t be a doctor?

Medicine was always a dream of mine that I thought would remain just that, a dream. I found myself in Cantonian high school enjoying both creative and academic studies however, during early education I feel we are thrust into one or the other with me going down the creative path. I always dreamt of going …

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Elliot

Elliot is a St George’s graduate currently working as an F1 Doctor in East London. As the first in his family to apply to university, Elliot is well aware of the barriers that can be faced in trying to get to medical school. He is passionate about widening access to medicine for underrepresented groups.
 
 He was the representative for St George’s on the BMA Medical Students Committee, and has done lots of work with local schools and colleges to raise awareness of medicine as a career, as well as working on admissions policies with the widening participation team St George’s. Elliot is part of the @BecomingaDr outreach team and National Health Careers Conference Team.