Former Applied Science student, Jade Robinson, is excited to now hold two medical school offers for her top choice universities – Queen Mary University of London & St George’s University of London.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jade found it to be a tough process when applying for universities. “I have been really lucky to have been given some amazing work experience opportunities, spending time in a pharmacy, GP surgery, hospital and my favourite placement of all in theatre! I’ve witnessed some amazing procedures such as laparoscopy, an awake fibre-optic tracheal incubation (rare anaesthetic procedure), a Caesarean section, and the amputation of a toe. I had an amazing time, and it has made me even more determined to pursue my dream of becoming a reconstructive plastic surgeon or neurosurgeon, or a forensic pathologist.“
Due to the cancellations of exams and the change to how grades are determined, Jade hopes that she will not be disadvantaged by the situation. “It is an outstanding achievement to even qualify for a medical school interview, let alone hold offers for such a competitive subject. It is heartbreaking that my career could be put on hold. I have grown and achieved so much, and my hard work and dedication has certainly paid off.” We wish her the very best of luck with her pursuit to continue her education and attain a career in the medical industry.
She gives thanks to Applied Science Lecturer Dale Brunt, “I would like to thank you again for all your help at Brooklands. I thoroughly enjoyed the course, and I really do miss practising forensics. I will always remember the opportunities you gave me with World Skills and your dedication.”