• Work experience with Mr Andy Thomas in Urology
    This was by far one of the most moving work experience opportunities I have undertaken! My interest in cancer research has always been huge, but I never realised how fund raising actually affected the patients. Even the smallest amounts of money benefits the patients in such a big way, clearly what I…[Read more]

  • First week of work experience in the Ophthalmology Department at Princess Of Wales hospital!

    This week of work experience has confirmed my interest in medicine! I loved every minute of it, and as ironic as it sounds, even the clinical placements were interesting. The doctors and nurses I was placed with tried their best to teach me and keep me…[Read more]

  • Cloning Human Embryos

    Who would have guessed that science could progress so far as to producing human embryos? Well it’s been done! I was reading the BBC news earlier and I came across this article on cloning. The concept is similar to the one used with Dolly the sheep, however a lot more expensive. The embryos are used as a source of stem cells…[Read more]

  • Nuffield research project

    I recently applied to participate in a Nuffield research project. I can’t wait to find out whether or not I’ll be spending four weeks of my summer surrounded by like minded people researching something that I want!

    All of you who won’t be applying to University until next year, get online and research it! It’s a great…[Read more]

  • Trip to Heath Hospital, Cardiff.

    On the 22nd of march, our head of sixth form arranged for 14 pupils from Brynteg to go to Heath hospital for a medical road show. The road show consisted of so many different aspects of medicine, whether it was right at the beginning by applying to medical school, or the different jobs in the NHS, and even how it…[Read more]

  • Animal testing

    Just last night I was browsing the web and came across the PETA website- People for the Ethical Treatment of animals. I started to look around and stumbled upon their page on major brands which test on animals.

    This is a very complicated and controversial topic, some say animal testing for medical advancements seems a little more…[Read more]

  • 12th Night of January!

    Every year on the twelfth night of January, a fantastic lady Gwyneth Poacher, hosts an event to raise money and awareness for her very own charity- Sandville respite care centre. This centre is the only one of it’s kind in the whole of Wales. It offers caregivers and family members to take a short break from all the…[Read more]

  • Work Experience

    Last Christmas, I undertook work experience at a General Practitioner’s surgery, where I spent one week working under the supervision of the manager, Sarah, who took me under her wing and showed me how a General Practitioner ‘s surgery is run. I had the experience of patient interaction, in which I learnt how reliant the patients…[Read more]

  • Last summer, I had the privilege of meeting a very brave woman; a woman who happened to be suffering with breast cancer, for the third time. But, what shocked me, were the smiles on her children’s faces, how even though I had no words to say to their mother, she understood my sadness for her. Her courage determined me to do something, if not for h…[Read more]