Having done a Geography degree with non-science A levels, my background is not typical of a traditional medical student. I had chosen to work in a hospital during my gap year, even though I hadn't even planned to study anything health related! It was seeing very ill patients recover and the feeling of helplessness when others deteriorated that inspired me to apply for Medicine.
The Health Foundation Year gave me the opportunity to study Medicine from a totally non-science background and I fully enjoyed the course. We were well looked after, it was a friendly environment and staff were always approachable. Our tutors from the Foundation Year office and the School of Medicine were brilliant! I enjoyed being taught alongside other health professionals and undertaking some practical skills I know aren't taught at A level. As the course progresses it becomes more and more intense, and it is now more important than ever that I put lots of work in!