Old Princethorpian (2012)
Coming from a single-parent family on a low income, Princethorpe seemed out of my grasp, and yet I was not being challenged at my current school. A family friend made us aware of possible bursaries so we decided to take a look. I remember the special feeling I had upon arriving at Princethorpe and having met the Headmaster, I was convinced that here was a place in which I could flourish.
I passed the exam and a music audition, but being awarded a bursary was the act of generosity that enabled a Princethorpe education to become a reality for me.
I had been interested in medicine as a result of my brother suffering with a neurological condition, and this acted as the impetus for me to apply for medicine at Southampton University. Despite the intense workload, I was always reminded from my time at Princethorpe, that being a well rounded individual really does help and to that end I continued with my music, accompanying the university gospel choir, directing the medics revue, and setting up a medics music society.
After finishing my studies I went on a Medical Elective to Malawi working in a small rural health clinic, then on to Tanzania to work in a mission hospital, before coming back for graduation and my first job as a doctor.