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Brighton & Sussex Medical School


Our graduates

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James Harley

James Harley graduated from BSMS in 2015 and is currently in his first year of foundation programme. He gives his view on what makes BSMS a special place to study medicine. 

james harley in hospital

Studying at BSMS

Studying at BSMS was exciting and invigorating. The Medical School offers an integrated and holistic approach to the teaching of medicine. It also has a real community feel – and you won’t be lost in the crowd. 

The early exposure to primary and secondary care placements from the word go is a real attraction that many students fall in love with. The first two years really give the student a concrete platform to build their clinical skills and knowledge later on moving into phase 2.

The anatomy teaching at BSMS is second to none. Dissection sessions really help you to learn your anatomy and to understand how structure and function can be affected by disease. 

Living in Brighton

Brighton has a real cosmopolitan atmosphere , and in the summer months there’s no better place to be.  My passion is to be in the sea as much as possible, surfing and swimming around the pier even during the winter months. BSMS has a range of sporting and non-sporting extracurricular activities for students to get involved in. When you start at BSMS, try something new offered by one of the many societies and see where it leads you. 

Life after BSMS

My interests lie around acute medicine and rheumatology, and I’m hoping to develop my career around these two superb specialties.