Five Millfield students have received a record number of offers to study medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine at UK universities.
Sixth Form students Sofya Diskantova, Anya Hegde, Khumo Karas, Sam Krolikowski and Lin Pretorious have received offers from a range of top-level universities, including Peninsula Medical School in Plymouth, Cardiff University, University of Glasgow, Imperial College London, St George's, University of London, Queen Mary University of London, Lancaster University, University of Edinburgh and the Royal Veterinary College.
In addition to Millfield’s current Upper Sixth medical applicants, recent leaver Natasha Rogan applied in her gap year and received two unconditional offers to the University of Liverpool and the University of Sheffield.
Sixth Form students are provided with the opportunity to join a weekly academic extension group which focuses on preparing them for healthcare degrees. The group discusses current medical/ veterinary issues, prepares students for admissions tests and offers an extensive programme of interview preparation. Students also have the chance to study in-depth physiology and anatomy on a range of different species through a Dissection after school club.
Former Millfield pupils who have gone on to succeed in the world of medicine include general practitioner and TV doctor Sarah Jarvis MBE, who has over 30 years’ experience in the NHS and has appeared on multiple UK news outlets to offer a healthcare professional’s insight into the coronavirus outbreak, and haematologist and oncologist Dr Paul Richardson, who has been awarded Honorary Fellowships at some of the world’s top medical institutions, including Harvard Medical School and the Royal College of Physicians.
Millfield Headmaster Gavin Horgan says, “I’m delighted to share the excitement of our pupils who have received such fantastic offers to pursue their dreams of being healthcare professionals. Millfield is proud to support, develop and challenge top-level academic students and I hope these university offers inspire other students to follow in their footsteps in the future.”