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Alumni in focus - Dr Naushin Husain

Dr Naushin Husain (BM BS 2011)

Dr Naush Husain

Naushin qualified in 2011 and entered anaesthetics as her first specialty. After three years she made the transition into general practice with the aim of specialising in sports medicine. She is now a GP trainee in Brighton and is involved in a collaborative community of doctors bringing nutrition and lifestyle medicine to the uk medical school curriculum.

During our chat Naushin told us that there is still so much more she would like to achieve but she is inspired to do as much as she can for the community and for future NHS doctors in the uk.

Where are you now?
I’m a GP ST1 trainee in Mid Sussex/Brighton, currently working three days a week in GP and the rest in paediatric A&E at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital.

What has been your proudest moment?
Graduating from medical school was an amazing moment I will never forget! Nothing beats it!

What are you favourite memories of BSMS?
There have been so many! I truly had an amazing time at BSMS! Highlights include being vice president of MedSoc, the medical student union, which involved organising events in my first and second year of medical school. I had the great opportunity to raise money for local charities like the Rockinghorse appeal, which supports the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, doing things like skydiving and running marathons. Another favourite moment was completing my fourth year medical elective in Nepal – I got to work in A&E in a children’s hospital in Kathmandu and trek into the Himalayas.

What or who has inspired you most in life?
My older sister is a constant inspiration - she works in the charity sector for a feminist organisation called Rights of Women. They provide women with the legal advice and information they need to understand and use the law. They also work to improve the law for women and increase women’s access to justice.

What is the skill that you would most like to have?
Life is difficult to juggle, but the doctors I most admire have the ability to think quite laterally about their careers – their individual skill set is quite broad because they have been able to maintain their skills as clinicians as well as continuing research, teaching and medical education. I hope to exemplify this by being an NHS doctor who also embraces technology, social media and entrepreneurship by being involved in innovative social enterprises which contribute to benefitting the community, as well as continuing to write, educate and stay creative.


Where would you like your career to take you?
My dream is to be a GP with specialist interest in sports medicine and nutrition. I am keen to promote adolescent sport and work in injury prevention, rehabilitation and performance medicine. I would also like to work with elite level athletes in competitive sport.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
Don’t count the days, make the days count – Muhammad Ali


What do you feel has been the biggest benefit from studying at BSMS?
BSMS is a truly unique melting pot combining international students, mature graduates and students from all walks of life. The best bit about studying there was the community the medical school offers – the students, lecturers, teachers, researchers and incredibly inspiring doctors you get to meet along the journey. My advice to medical students at BSMS would be to try new things, keep your eyes open and connect with as many people as you can!