Medic Meets MedSoc
In 2014, Jacob Sayers, left the Royal Alexandra and Albert School to take up a place in the Medical School at University College London, having achieved three A*s and an A in his A Levels.
Last month Jacob came back to meet members of the school's medical society MEDSOC to give a talk about his experience of applying for a place in medical school. He also talked about how he had progressed through medical school and embarked on a PhD, and how different medical schools have different specialisms. Jacob is continuing clinical medicine alongside his PhD.
Bryony Potter, Director of Teaching and Learning, who runs MEDSOC, commented "As a recent leaver, Jacob's recall of the process of applying to medical school is very fresh in his mind. He was offered a place at Oxford University as well as UCL and it was interesting to hear why he chose to take the place at UCL. It was also good for our current pupils to hear about the sort of work experience that might be helpful in getting a place at medical school. I am really grateful to Jacob for giving up his time to help our current pupils at the time when they are making their own applications to medical schools."
One of the students who was at the talk was Zoe Thornton. Zoe joined the Sixth Form at the RAA in September having moved from a school in her home country of Barbados. She chose to come to a British school so she could make the transition to study medicine at a British university, and has set her sights on Oxford. Zoe said "The talk from Jacob was really informative. It was refreshing to hear about the application process from someone who had completed it recently. He gave us some good tips about choosing a medical school, for example, choosing one that is near a hospital."
22 October 2019