When I think about my life so far, I would regard it as a continuous exploration of the world. Since an early childhood, in fact, I attempted to always experience new things, situations, people and ultimately challenges.
With time, however, I came to appreciate that this allowed me to become more flexible, organised and efficient at what I do.
As the treasurer of the local branch of MEDSIN, a society involved in a broad range of activities, encompassing global health, equity and advocacy, I have had to further develop my ability to prioritise and be punctual, for instance, when managing the society finances and applying for grants.
As an academic officer for INSPIRE, the Nottingham Academic Medicine Society, I have undertaken leadership and organisational responsibilities, including the organisation of events such as the East Midlands Student Research Conference and a series of academic lectures both of which required excellent planning and team-working.
As a student representative in high school with responsibility at provincial level, I learnt to cope with the extra work load and extracurricular activities this entailed. This experience has proved very useful at university when my various commitments have required me to have very good multi-tasking skills.
All these involvements have enhanced my ability to work under pressure and to solve problems efficiently and effectively. Like in my sporting activities, I have also developed the ability to engage others in my initiatives making them feel part of a team rather than side-line figures.