Tuesday 27th April 2010 by C. Freeman
Katey Wilkinson is hoping to become a doctor and she has been offered a place to study medicine at Leicester. Katey, who is in Year 13, needs two As and a B grade at A Level to take up her place on the five-year course.
She was one of 1,000 people applying to study on the 160-strong course which combines both academic learning and practical placements at one of the city hospitals. Afterwards Katey will also have to complete a two-year foundation doctor course before she is fully qualified.
At the moment she would like to specialise in psychiatry or neurology but that may change as her studies progress.
She said: 'The interview was quite informal and I was really pleased to hear I've been accepted on the course. I'm now going to have to work really hard to make sure I get the grades I need, particularly as the place is dependent on getting an A in chemistry.'
Katey has already undergone work experience at a doctor's surgery in Northampton where she worked in different departments and observed the baby vaccination clinic. She said: 'That was interesting because obviously I got a chance to see the day-to-day working of the surgery and observe how the healthcare professionals deal with their varied patients.'