An Insight into Medicine

March 25, 2024

It was wonderful to welcome Class of 2023 alumna Fareha Abbas back to school to speak to SciSoc about her experience as a first-year medical student at the University of Manchester.

Fareha offered lots of great advice on sitting the UCAT and preparing for interviews, as well as providing an insight into her first semester at university. Fareha explained the course structure and the opportunities for both collaborative group working and independent learning, also outlining that the weekly themed cases are a real highlight.

Recommending that pupils see failure as a chance to develop, Fareha also encouraged them to seize all the opportunities on offer at Withington.

SciSoc also had the opportunity to gain an insight into the subject of fertility and more specifically, in vitro fertilisation (IVF), when Dr Raj Mathur, a consultant gynaecologist and subspecialist in reproductive medicine and surgery, was the guest speaker at the SciSoc meeting held before the end of term.

Dr Mathur’s presentation was followed by an interesting Q&A session, with many pertinent questions from the attending students.