It is our people – our students, clinical tutors, staff, and our graduates – who make Hull York Medical School exceptional. These are their stories.
Diversity in Medicine - graduate perspectives
In this video, our medicine graduates – who are working in GP surgeries, hospitals and community settings across the UK, share their opinions on why diversity in medicine is important, and their experience of diversity in medical school and working in the NHS.
We believe the medical profession should be reflective of the society we live in and the patients we look after. Medicine is best when it is a partnership with patients, and so we should reflect them to truly understand our patients’ needs.
Reflecting on PBL at medical school
Our Medicine graduates reflect on how PBL helped them develop their learning.
Memories of clinical placements
Placements provided some of the most memorable experiences during medical school.
"I take pride in reassuring patients before their operation"
2016 medicine graduate Dr Rebecca Ireson was the first person in her family to study A Levels and to go to university, and joined Hull York Medical School as a mature student.
In this video, discover how Rebecca's clinical experience shadowing a consultant and assisting in surgery at Hull York Medical School inspired her to pursue a career in anaesthetics.
Rebecca is now an Accute Care Common Stem (ACCS) Anaethestics Trainee at York Hospital.
"Adversity doesn’t mean you cannot pursue medicine"
Dr Sarah Woods describes becoming a doctor while living with epilepsy.
"Going into operating theatres as a student was incredible"
Dr Raef Jackson describes his journey to becoming a paediatric surgeon.
"Paediatrics is the best job in Medicine you could have"
Dr Alexander McNeil hadn't thought of studying Medicine until a teacher suggested it.
"The NHS workforce needs to reflect our patients"
Dr Dunni Adeleye, a Medicine graduate and now a Junior Doctor in Paediatrics at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, explains her journey to medical school and her passion for paediatrics as a career.
Discover how Dunni developed essential skills to being a brilliant doctor at Hull York Medical School – including communication, teamwork and leadership – allowing her to deliver exceptional healthcare.
"I shadowed a surgeon – at 18 years old it was mind-blowing"
Dr Tasha Herman describes how clinical experience inspired her to become a surgeon.
"Hull York do things in a forward-thinking, clever way"
Dr David Smith describes how he was the first in his family to go to university.
'At Hull York, I could take control of my learning''
Dr Sam Botchey works at Wembley and Arsenal Academy in rehab and sports injuries.
"Your background isn't an obstacle to go to medical school"
Dr Omar Hussain, a 2016 graduate, is now an A&E Emergency Medicine Trainee at The Lister Hospital in Stevenage.
Omar is passionate about widening access to medicine and believes that diversity in the field helps create better doctors.
Hear how Omar explains his journey to medical school, from feeling at home at an Open Day, to finding his passion for emergency medicine during his final year elective with the London Air Ambulance.
"I was the 1st person at school to do Medicine in 10 years"
Dr Katherine Harris, an A&E junior doctor, describes her journey to medical school.
"Self-directed learning helped me pursue Histopathology"
Dr Dane Pointing describes their critical role in tailoring treatments for patients.
"Psychiatry is amazing, people are happy to be listened to"
Dr Lucille Marshall explains clinical placements helped her deliver exceptional care.
"It was in vascular surgery I realised what I wanted to do"
Sandip Nandhra explains how his training allowed him to pursue surgery as a career.
"I’m passionate about children getting the best care"
Dr Melody Redman describes her a Leadership Fellowship in paediatrics.
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