Former BMS student leads Medical Enrichment Session

 

Former Bedford Modern School student, Dr Billy Ching Leung returned to the School on Wednesday 21 September along with a team of doctors to lead a Medical Enrichment Session for students.

Billy spent ten years at BMS and the Medical Enrichment Session included a selection of talks and interactive sessions to aid students in their application to medical school.

Another of the visiting doctors, Dr Baseem Choudhry was also an Old Bedford Modernian (OBM). The team, including Dr Alexander Man, Dr David Tai and Dr Amandeep Mukhal, are graduates of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and undertaking their foundation training as junior doctors.

Billy’s aim was to give students tips and advice on personal statements, entry exams, life in medicine and careers options. Working in collaboration with The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Billy and his team concluded the session with a display of surgical suturing and knot-tying equipment and expertise.
“Being invited back to Bedford Modern School is always a pleasure for me. The School made me what I am today and I want to give something back to BMS and the students”, said Billy.
Year 12 student Rosalind Latham commented: “I gained a good insight into the personal qualities required to go into a career in medicine; caring and sympathetic but also enthusiastic and able to cope with pressure.
“It was interesting to see the opportunities that are possible for students and know that former BMS students have already been down that route. Listening to Billy Ching Leung speak reminded me that doctors were once at school too and this could be my career in a few years time.”

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