Bethan Spurrier is a first year MBChB student.
I've met lots of really interesting people in Leeds and had tonnes of new experiences. Although medicine needs hard work, the course is really interesting, and there is never a dull moment!
Early clinical experience reminds you and reinforces that all of your hard work will pay off, and that you are lucky to be studying to become a member of an incredible profession with a privileged role in people’s lives. It also gives you a more realistic view of medicine within the NHS,and the opportunity to develop your
interpersonal skills - both of these aspects are essential to becoming a good doctor.
The medical school feels like one large community, and through working hard and playing hard together, you can make some amazing friends.