Laura Giles - University of Sunderland
Laura Giles, University of Sunderland - MBChB Medicine
Laura Giles had always been interested in working in the NHS, and after completing her work experience at Sunderland Royal Hospital she knew it was the right path for her. She chose to apply to universities in the North East, as she hoped to give back to the community where she grew up and made Sunderland Medical School her first choice after being impressed by the facilities and friendly staff.
"Although I received a number of offers to study medicine across the country, my passion was to work within the North East where I grew up. Being at Sunderland Medical School will allow me to give back to the community I was raised in, hopefully working alongside doctors and medical staff at Sunderland Royal Hospital."
"The University is a very close knit community, where every student and member of staff are there to help you through stressful situations but make the journey more rewarding. I am grateful to be part of the future of training doctors in Sunderland."
"My advice to prospective students would be to aim high and believe in your ability to achieve what you want. I never thought I would be offered a place at the Medical School in Sunderland, but with hard work, resilience and perseverance I was given the opportunity."
Read more about Laura's experience here