Success in the Fast Lane
student on the Leicester Warwick Medical Schools’ fast-track degree course has
won a prize in Rheumatology from the national charity Arthritis Research
Iceton, a final-year student on the four-year MBChB course, won the award with
his essay on the subject:
“Osteoporosis has been described as the hidden epidemic.
What measures can be taken to reduce the socioeconomic impact?”
winning essay earned him a prize of £250 plus a medal and certificate from the
Arthritis Research Campaign.
the time of the essay competition I was receiving teaching in orthopaedics and
so I thought that this would be a great opportunity to gain a greater insight
into a medical condition that is relevant to this field of study.
Leicester Warwick Medical Schools’ fast-track MBChB course is open to
graduates from the Biological Sciences disciplines.
Andrew Iceton took his first degree at King’s College, London, studying
Biochemistry and Physiology, joint honours.
then worked for a short period with Roche Pharmaceuticals in the field of
anti-inflammatory medicines, before coming to Leicester.
graduating I am hoping to enter a career in surgery, but it is a little too
early to say which specialty at this time as I have enjoyed several of my
surgical teaching blocks. The highlights
of my medical degree have been those moments when theory and practice finally
come together and you can manage a patient from start to finish.
enjoyed the fast-track course and look forward to starting work next year as a
Pre-Registration House Officer.”
Iceton will be one of 15 students to graduate from the Leicester Warwick Medical
Schools’ four-year medical course in July 2003 – the first cohort of
fast-track medical graduates in the country.
Further details are available from Andrew Iceton via the University
of Leicester Press Office (contact details as below)
information on the Leicester Warwick Medical School fast-track 4-year MBChB
degree for Biological Sciences graduates is available from Dr Alan Morris,
University of Warwick, telephone 02476 523561, email Amorris@bio.warwick.ac.uk.
of the fast-track 4-year MBChB degree for Health Sciences graduates (to commence
in 2003) are available from Dr W Montague, University of Leicester, telephone
0116 223 1452, email firstname.lastname@example.org
See also the website www.lwms.ac.uk
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