It is our people – our students, clinical tutors, staff, and our graduates – that makes Hull York Medical School exceptional. These are their stories.
"Going into operating theatres as a student was incredible"
Dr Raef Jackson, a 2015 graduate and now an ST3 registrar in Paediatric Surgery in the Children's Hospital for Wales, Cardiff, started his journey to medicine at Hull York Medical School as an international student having finished high school in Saudi Arabia.
In this story, Raef reflects on how his experience at Hull York Medical School, both through placement and via the surgical society, made him feel it was possible to pursue any medical career – and ultimately pursuing a career in paediatric surgery.
"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.
"The NHS workforce needs to reflect our patients"
Dr Dunni Adeleye, explains her journey to medical school and passion for paediatrics.
"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.
"Paediatrics is the best job in Medicine you could have"
Dr Alexander McNeil hadn't thought of studying Medicine until a teacher suggested it.
"Psychiatry is amazing, people are happy to be listened to"
Dr Lucille Marshall explains clinical placements helped her deliver exceptional care.
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