Harriet Sharp – Intercalating
1. What did you decide to intercalate in and where?
MSc in Public Health at Brighton and Sussex Medical School
2. How is/was your experience of intercalating?
I’m really enjoying intercalation. It has been an opportunity to gain insight into an area that we do not get taught much in medical school, but is an area I would like to go into in the future. The change in learning style was scary to start with, but I do enjoy learning from other students with different experiences to myself. All my essays are tailored towards what I want to research, increasing my understanding of conditions and topics around what I feel will benefit my career, as opposed to generic essays that I do not have particular interest in.
3. What piece of advice would you give to anyone thinking of intercalating?
Definitely think about what you want to do when you graduate as a doctor. You do not need to select a course specific to the speciality you hope to go into, but selecting a course that you are interested in is a MUST. I have a passion for what I am studying which motivates me to write all my essays I am completing. An MSc in particular is very focused on self-learning. I only have 6 weeks of teaching throughout the year, the rest of the course is essay writing and self-research. If I was not passionate for my course it would be so much harder to focus so definitely choose one you have an interest in!
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