Season 2 Spotlights

Season 2 Spotlights

Dana has a background in political science and political theory, completing a BSc and MSc in the field. She then went on to achieve her PhD in bioethics at Princeton University and continued on at Princeton as a lecturer. Before starting medicine Dana went back to college to obtain the right A-levels and worked as an HCA in a mental health unit. She loves dancing, cats and languages!

#SocialScienceGrad #BSc #MSc #PhD #GEMCourse #Nottingham

Monifa previously studied social psychology before completing the Teach First graduate programme and qualifying as a primary teacher. After six years of teaching primary, including achieving a leadership diploma, she decided to make the move to study medicine and is now currently in year one at Liverpool after passing year zero of the Gateway course!

#SocialScienceGrad #BSc #PGCE #Gateway #Liverpool

Vanessa previously studied biomedical science at Queen's University after considering a few different avenues after school and applied to medicine during her final year. During her education she has worked in care roles and has an interest in nutrition.

#BiomedGrad #BSc #HCA #Undergrad #Queen's

Lauren went into higher education from the unusual background of no A-levels. After taking an access course she completed a degree in theology before starting on the Nottingham GEM course as a single mum and is now a core surgical trainee and mum of 2!

#TheologyGrad #CT1 #CoreSurgicalTrainee #GEM #Nottingham

Dan previously studied biomedical sciences at the University of York before taking a year out before medicine to work in a neurological care home. He is now a second-year GEM student at the University of Nottingham!

#BiomedGrad #BSc #Carer #GEM #Nottingham

Abbie completed a BSc in Neuroscience before starting grad med at Warwick, where she is now a 4th (and final!) year student. She loves teaching and MedEd, and using social media for education.

#NeuroscienceGrad #GEM #Warwick

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