At school, I did the International Baccalaureate instead of A levels, taking biology, chemistry, and geography at Higher Level, and maths, English, and Latin at Standard Level. I knew that at university, I wanted to study something related to science/geography, but was not sure what course that would be.
My school ran a MedSoc for the sixth form and we met once a week. At these meetings, the older students would talk to us about their applications, and the work experience they’d done, and we had the opportunity to do presentations based on medical-related current affairs. After learning more about studying medicine at university, I was keen to get some work experience in various clinical and non-clinical settings.
Initially, I found it very difficult to obtain work experience in a local GP practice, as many of them were unable to offer me a placement due to confidentiality reasons....