FOUNDATION PROGRAMME REPS

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Alexandra is an FY1 doctor working in Glasgow with a special interest in Sexual & Reproductive Health medicine. She joined WPMN as a Foundation doctor representative to motivate and help other students from widening participation backgrounds to reach their goal of becoming a doctor. She hopes to help to encourage social mobility within medicine in order to make it a profession which fully represents and reflects the society it serves.

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Aparna is an FY1 Doctor in Glasgow with interests in Paediatrics, Dermatology and Anaesthetics. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh and did an intercalated degree in Reproductive Biology. Patients come from all walks of life and it is important doctors helping deliver their care are equally diverse. She joined WPMN as a Foundation doctor representative to increase social mobility and give those from underrepresented groups a fair and equal chance of fulfilling their ambition of becoming a doctor. Having come from a widening participation background herself, she is looking forward to supporting others in their journey to and through medical school!

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Dion joined WPMN as the Regional Rep for Wales as a medical student and is now starting her role as Foundation Doctor Rep while working as an Academic F1 doctor in Cardiff. She has a passion for Widening Participation, having ran WAMMS at Cardiff University for 2 years, and is keen to continue to support the next generation of doctors, who she believes should represent the patients they are treating. Her jobs this year include Respiratory, Paediatrics and ICU, and her interests lie in Paediatrics and Lifestyle Medicine. Please get in contact if you would like any advice or help about getting into medical school and beyond!

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I’m an academic Foundation Year One doctor at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. I graduated from St George’s, University of London in 2021, and intercalated in Neuroscience at King’s College London. I am also a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge. My clinical and research interests are in psychiatry, with a focus on forensic child and adolescent psychiatry.

I am interested in widening participation because I know that unfortunately there are barriers in both entrance to medicine and progression through medicine, which differentially impact people purely because of their backgrounds. My particular area of interest is in assisting secondary school and sixth form students with getting into medicine. I’m really happy to be contacted to give advice about WP research that people may want to take on or about getting involved with research/psychiatry/academia in general!

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I graduated from Cardiff medical school in 2020 and I’m currently an F2 doctor working in Bournemouth. I’ve really enjoyed all my rotations so far, which have included geriatrics, surgery, and liaison psychiatry. I’m currently on GP/palliative care - which I have a particular interest in as I love its holistic nature. Although not from a WPMN background myself, my parents are, and I witnessed the additional barriers they faced due to socioeconomic hardship and racial prejudice. I am therefore excited to be part of this inspirational group as I am passionate about supporting individuals in similar situations and enabling everyone to have the equal opportunities they deserve. I am happy to be contacted for any questions or advice!

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Isobel

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Hi, I am Isobel! I am currently an FY1 at The Whittington Hospital in North Central London. I am halfway through my first job which is general surgery; it’s chaotic, complex, and emotionally tough but I have to say I am really enjoying finally becoming a doctor. My journey to medical school started with a Biomedical Sciences degree and finished after 7 years of student life at Newcastle University. I found the process of applying at age 17 really tough, I was so naïve and had no clue how much of a leg up others had, this is the main reason I chose to become part of WPMN as a Doctor’s Rep. I was the first in my family to go to university and when I got there I definitely wasn’t prepared for the huge lack of people from a background like mine. I am still undecided about where my career in medicine will take me, I like surgery but feel the speciality has a long way to go with regards to inclusivity and diversity. I am really excited to be part of the network and look forward to evening the playing field when it comes to applying to and progressing through a career in medicine. We need doctors who look like our patients and can truly empathise with the struggles they go through!

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Rik is a Foundation doctor in Sheffield with interests in Paediatrics, General Practice and Psychiatry. He graduated from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2020 and did an intercalated degree in Molecular Therapeutics. Rik is also a carer for a non-verbal younger brother with autism and balances a career in medicine with his caring responsibilities. He joined WPMN as a doctor representative to support and encourage equal opportunities for medics with learning disabilities or who are carers to fulfil their dream of getting through medical school and becoming a doctor.

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We are recruiting more Foundation Programme reps to join our current team. Click the link below to find out more and apply. 

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