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Alumni in Focus - Dr Miles Seavill

Dr Miles Seavill (BM BS 2016)

Headshot of Miles Seavill outside in a lanyard

Since graduating in 2016, Miles has completed his ACCS Anaesthetics in Warwickshire and has now returned to BSMS as a Clinical Fellow in Anaesthesia, teaching perioperative medicine to our current students.

We caught up with him to find out what advice he would give to a first-year student, and how it has been treating the sickest Covid patients during the pandemic.


Where are you now? 

I recently finished ACCS Anaesthetics in Warwickshire and I took up a fellow post at BSMS to return to the south coast!


What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

If it’s crossed your mind to do something for a patient, just do it - don’t worry about it being over the top or too much!


What has it been like working on the frontline during a pandemic?

As a trainee anaesthetist, I was managing the sickest of patients with Covid-19 in intensive care. It was very tough seeing so many patients not make it out of the ICU. We’re constantly learning more about this disease and how to manage it, but sadly we’re still seeing people fall critically ill to this (especially young people, currently) – please get your vaccinations!




What was the best thing about studying at BSMS?

Living in Brighton, sandwiched between the sea and the Downs (the medical school isn’t bad either!).



What advice would you give to a first-year medical student? 

Once in a while, try to think about the relevance of what you’re learning to the patients you’ll meet in the future. A bit of context always helps to keep you interested as well as get you through the endless exams you’re going to face!


Describe BSMS in three words

Friendly. Supportive. Engaging.