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Aspiring Medics & Dentists

Date Posted: 21/05/2013 | Posted In: Latest news

2013 has been an exceptional year for applications to Medicine and Dentistry from students at QE.

One applicant, Callum Scott from Newton Aycliffe who previously attended Woodham Academy, has received four offers for Medicine, the maximum possible. He will begin his Medical Degree at Manchester University this Autumn. Abigail Neasham from Hurworth received two offers and is planning to study at Cardiff, Vicky Theakston (Hummersknott Academy) and Danny Stevens (Hurworth School) are both off to Leicester. Josh Fick (Ian Ramsey School , Stockton) is going to Liverpool, James Carberry (Sedgefield Community College) will study at Birmingham and Charlotte Bromley from Greenfield School , Newton Aycliffe is staying closer to home and will begin her Medical Degree at Durham this Autumn.

Additionally, Katherine Ellison, who left QE in 2012 and is currently volunteering at an elephant sanctuary in Sri Lanka volunteering, has secured a place to read Medicine at Aberdeen. She attended Wensleydale School before taking A Levels at QE.  Volunteering with her is Amy Bowers from Teesdale who will begin her Veterinary Medicine Degree at Liverpool in the September.  

Applicants for Dentistry have been equally successful with Hannah Collinson from  St.Michael’s School in Billingham receiving three offers and opting to study at Leeds. Amir Treifi from Woodham Academy is going to Manchester and Christiane Bethge from Carmel College is off to the far South West to study Dentistry in Plymouth.

Stella Barnes, one of QE’s Higher Education & Careers Advisers, commented:

 “We are very pleased to see so many of our students gaining places on these extremely competitive courses. They have been faced with many challenges – entrance tests, rigorous interviews and the need to gain relevant work experience whilst striving to achieve excellent A Level results.  They represent QE’s wide geographical intake of students and will be starting courses across the length and breadth of the UK. We congratulate them on their achievements so far and wish them success in their courses and future careers.”

Many of the Medical applicants have benefited from the excellent work experience scheme run by James Cook University Hospital.