Initially on choosing my A levels I had wanted to pursue career in Sports Science and chose appropriate A levels to help gain a place at university for a Sports Science degree course. Half way through my A levels circumstances changed and I changed my mind about what I wanted to do in the future.
I had started a care assistant job and begun volunteering and this showed me I had a passion for helping people and I decided I wanted to become a doctor. Knowing I hadn’t done the right A levels I researched alterative methods of entry into medicine. I found the Foundation Year at Keele and the new course design and the opportunity for a year of chemistry and university experience appealed to me more than the access to medicine courses available.
During the year I enjoyed the wide range of subjects including Chemistry and Biology, whilst also gaining valuable experience of the more personal modules including communication skills, where we had the chance to experience simulated patients in an interview setting. This helped me immensely on the first year of my degree when I was out on placements.