September 5, 2012 by Emedica
My name is Kiran and I live in New Zealand. I was born in a rural town here called Huntly and attended one of the largest boarding schools in New Zealand called St Peter’s. I finished high school in November 2011 coming away with the international baccalaureate. For those of you who have done this…. I am sure you know exactly what it involves – hard work, persistence and a lot of time management. However, fortunately for me, it all paid of and I came away with a score I was proud of.
At the end of 2011, I decided that I wanted to take 2012 off, and give applying to UK for medicine a go. With a father who is a doctor in Huntly (a low socioeconomic town) I have been able to witness first hand the difficulties associated with a country practice. However it is something which I want to pursue, as I believe it offers greater challenges and scope, along with developments and benefits for a community in need.
My reason for wanting to study abroad is that through the IB I developed a love for studying with a global perspective, and I feel determined to want to continue this. I hope to study Medicine at Newcastle University. It will all come down to my UKCAT (and of course personal statement etc).