High flying medical student drops into Wisbech

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A high-flying medical student dropped into Wisbech Grammar School to give careers advice on the same day that she jetted back from a six-week placement in the Caribbean.

Mary Booth (23), a past pupil of the school, was sharing her expertise with ambitious year 11 students at the end of an eye-opening spell in an accident and emergency unit on Saint Lucia in the Windward Islands.

In her five years of training at the University of Leeds, Mary has already taken a first class degree in molecular medicine and has won a prize for achieving the highest mark in her year in the degree examination – and she is now about to embark on her final year of study.

Head of science Dr Stuart Miller said: “Mary visited the school as part of its higher education programme and the purpose of the talk was to give pupils some early guidance on how to become a doctor. She also sowed some seeds about opportunities that can be used as relevant work experience.

“The session was part of a regular series of events laid on by the school, and three other past pupils, now in their first year on medical courses, will also be popping in to offer their personal insights in due course.”