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Aspiring doctors get tips on Medical School interviews from former student

Scientists hoping to become Medics were given a day of training by a former Havering Sixth Form College student on how to gain a place at a prestigious Medical School.

Munaib Chowdhury, who left College in 2015 with 4 A* grades in his A Levels, is now studying Medicine at Cambridge University. He returned to give hopeful science students some hints and tips on being successful during the challenging interview process for the notoriously difficult to get into Medicine degrees at top universities and Medical Schools.

His Cambridge University colleague, Tony Lopez, held one-to-one sessions with the students while Munaib gave presentations packed with advice and practical suggestions in one of the College’s new, modern Wolfson chemistry labs.

​​​Munaib went through 'dos and don’ts' and suggestions on what the interviewers were looking for. His training focussed on getting students to voice their thoughts and become more confident in expressing their answers.

Chemistry tutor and Medics Enrichment Leader Gursewa Harrad said: “Munaib comes back to College regularly to help our current students and he has a wealth of information that he passes on. The Medics always find his sessions beneficial.

“He was particularly keen to make sure the students knew how to project confidence in the interviews because quite often, although they may know the answers and what to say, it is how they say it that is so important.

“The Medical School interviews are obviously quite a daunting prospect for students, so for them to hear from Munaib and Tony about the best ways to approach them gives them reassurance and more confidence.”


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