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I was lucky to grow up in rural North Cumbria between the Lake District and Irish Sea where I attended school. I studied Pharmacology at Newcastle University whilst doing voluntary work in a pharmacy and local hospitals. This really opened the door to a career in medicine and after graduating, I moved to Scotland to study medicine at the University of Aberdeen. This gave me placements in Stornoway, Skye, Inverness and Dumfries & Galloway which inspired me to continue to live and work in Scotland. I began my career in Dumfries Royal Infirmary, which was an incredibly friendly and compact district general hospital that provided me with the basic competencies to develop as a doctor. From there, my second year was in Glasgow as a junior doctor with a broad spectrum of rotations in otolaryngology, emergency medicine and paediatrics. I am currently a clinical teaching and research fellow in acute medicine at Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock. My main goals here are to build my confidence and skillset in dealing with acutely ill patients, with the aim of applying for core medical training the following year with long-term aspirations for a career in either Cardiology or Respiratory medicine.