Hello! My name is Jean and I am an MB-PhD in Cancer Sciences candidate, funded by Cancer Research UK. I started writing online after my first year with a friend, sharing our experiences as international students/Medicine applicants.
It is a very unique position being an international student, no matter which part of the world you are in. I believe that international students are overlooked when it comes to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts, in particular in Medicine as we form a small proportion of total student numbers due to restricted student quotas in medical schools.
My experience applying for Medicine and settling into the UK was lonely and isolating; that appeared to be a common theme among international peers in my cohort. I hope to change that by writing on this website, for starters. My outreach efforts are focussed on both international aspiring medics and current medical students - I hope you discover something of use to you here!
My current interests include oncology, surgery, research, the international student experience, and leadership.
If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to get in touch! I look forward to hearing from you.