What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
It’s okay to change your mind!
My Anaesthetics/ ICM training was a brilliant opportunity to develop my clinical abilities, confidence and leadership skills. However after two years of training, I felt that my passion ultimately lay within public health. I was always interested in health policy and systems (having completed an MSc in Global Health at BSMS) and I found myself drawn to this field of work again, and ultimately feel much more fulfilled. Your ambitions and motivations often develop and adapt as you work, and sometimes this leads you down a different path from what you initially envisioned.
What advice would you give to a first year medical student?
Get involved with as many different aspects of student life and extra-curricular activities as you can. It’s a great way to make new friends and get to know the amazing city of Brighton and Hove.
What do you feel was the best thing about studying at BSMS?
The student community! Honestly I found it one of the of the friendliest and most supportive environments I’ve ever studied or worked in. The faculty were fantastic at looking after you and I truly felt that I was respected and appreciated as an individual.
Describe BSMS in 3 words
Visionary, supportive and fun!