For several years I have volunteered with a young girl with autism which has developed my patience and compassion, showing me that whilst medicine may not always be glamorous, it can be hugely rewarding. In October, I attended an international medical conference which allowed me to explore other science careers (confirming my choice of medicine) and fueled my passion for science.
Outside of school, I play violin in the Highland Regional Youth Orchestra which develops my teamwork and leadership skills and my ability to work well under pressure. I enjoy playing the violin and piano and have been heavily immersed in musical opportunities from a young age. I enjoy weekly lessons and attend a local music school through which I have achieved many ABRSM music awards; I am currently working on Grade 8 violin and Grade 6 piano. I also go busking locally in summer and love to travel to the city with friends to perform on the streets there too. Furthermore, I enjoy training at my local Judo club and coaching younger children there. In my spare time, I also enjoy baking for friends and family and reading both classic literature and science/medical related non-fiction books.