Careers talk on Medicine from Old Sexeian
We were honoured to welcome Keiran Dudden into school last week. Keiran is an Old Sexeian (2004 – 2011) and now works as a junior doctor in Southmead Hospital. He offered his time to speak to our Year 10 students about a career in Medicine, outlining a day in the life of a junior doctor, with the goal of increasing confidence about applying for Medicine at university.
He spoke passionately about his career choice, highlighting the current bias towards privately educated students in medical school and seeking to redress the balance. He was honest about the highs and lows of a career in Medicine, concluding how ultimately rewarding it is.
Keiran then took time to answer questions from our Year 12 students who are currently completing their applications for a career in medical sciences. Sexey’s Sixth student Iain K particularly commented on how useful he found Keiran’s responses on the medical school application process as he considers his preferred career of medicine within the Army.
Grace V, Year 12, also thanked Keiran for taking the time to discuss the university application process, saying: “Keiran advised me to look for specific courses, rather than the university itself. He told me to think about the formats I might prefer – for example, are lectures important to you in a learning setting? His advice has really helped me to work out what I want from my course and has influenced my application choices considerably. Thank you so much Keiran!”