Well done to Callum for being Highly Commended in the ‘Zeshan Qureshi Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Education’.
Callum is passionate about widening access to medicine in Scotland. From a deprived area himself, he left school at the age of 12 and taught himself the Scottish high school curriculum in order to progress to medical school. Since then he has been committed to inspiring other young people in Scotland to consider a career in medicine.
“Widening access will always be a key component of both my medical school and post-graduate career.”
In order to inspire young people, Callum has helped develop an ‘Explore Medicine’ event for school pupils with The Reach Project – a government funded charity. At these events, he gives talks, runs clinical scenarios and assists pupils with their applications to medical school. He has also designed eight workshops to help pupils with the UKCAT, which have proved very successful!
As well as his work with Reach, Callum has co-founded the Dundee Widening Access to Medical School Society, which is working with younger school pupils to encourage them to consider a medical career.
Congratulations, Callum. I’m sure that there are many prospective medical students who will be enormously grateful for your tireless work.