What Shehla did with her prize money…

Shehla was voted the winner of the General Practice Zone in June 2017. Here she writes about donating her prize money to a local project aimed at widening participation in medicine, and the other engagement and outreach she has been involved with since I’m a Medic, including visiting her former college to help students with medical school applications.

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My proposal for the winning money was to engage with local schools to encourage students to consider medicine and primary care as a career – particularly to those from less affluent backgrounds. After winning the prize, I was able to visit my previous college to help sixth form students with their applications for medical school – some of whom were successful.

As the activities I was involved in didn’t cost anything that I felt I could use, I contacted Dr Jonathan Corne, acting Secondary Care and Deputy Postgraduate Dean for the East Midlands. He has a specific interest in Widening Access to Medicine and is working on a project called “Dr You”. After discussions with him and his team, I have donated the entire sum of money to their project so that they can produce promotional material related to their project.

In addition, I have participated in a video with the local council to encourage applications to medicine.

More recently, I have worked with University of Nottingham to promote Graduate Entry Medicine as a career as well as helping make a video for final year students are considering career options.

I have received some great feedback from the college as well as the University for the work I have been able to do with them.

Posted on July 3, 2019 by in News, Winner reports. Comments Off on What Shehla did with her prize money…