Medical Student Feature: Newcastle University

This feature is of a third year medical student from Newcastle University called Georgia.

What made you want to pursue medicine?

I have always had a passion for science but I think it is the human element of medicine which was always the greatest pull for me. Being able to make a genuine, positive impact on someone’s life is definitely my biggest motivator!

I knew I wanted a job where I was constantly learning and being pushed to my limits so medicine has been the perfect fit for me.

How was the process of applying? (Any tips)

Research, research, research! I spent months trawling through university websites and handbooks; but I feel the most important part of my research was visiting the different medical schools. There is no better way of getting a feel for a campus than attending an open day and talking to their current students. After all, the course is important but so is where you’re going to be living and the people who surround you!

What is your medical school like?

Newcastle Medical School has around 350 students so we’re quite a big medical school! There are two big hospitals in the centre of Newcastle – the RVI and the Freeman. But as well as this, you get to explore all the hospitals across the North East meaning you get to experience different sizes of hospital and what they have to offer. One of the best parts about our uni is Newcastle itself! Famed for its nights out and shopping, there is no chance of you being lost for things to do whilst living here!

Do you have any plans for the future? 

Every new rotation I start I seem to discover a new passion so I would be lying if I said I knew exactly what speciality I would like to go into. But currently I’m thinking paediatrics, psychiatry or emergency medicine – all very different I know!

Any last comments/tips for current medical students?

 YouTube is an absolute goldmine for revision and studying material! Some of my favourites include: Osmosis, Anatomy Zone and Armando Hasudungan.

And always remember why you started out on this career path in the first place, and good luck!

Georgia is extremely friendly and she would be more than happy for you to contact her on Instagram for any advice/tips.

If you would like to be featured on this blog and give aspiring medics an insight into your time at medical school, then please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

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