Ezgi’s success means she will this autumn join the elite few studying at one of the country’s top medical schools – a long journey that has seen her excel in a demanding admissions process in order to achieve her ambitious goal.
On average, for every ten students applying to study medicine at university, only one will be offered a place.
Ezgi said: “Applying for medicine can be intensely challenging. The process of preparing for aptitude tests, gaining all the relevant work experience, and then illustrating all your insight in 4000 characters or less, can feel like navigating a minefield! As well as studying A Levels, I have been a part of the Truro High Aspiring Medics programme, and have found it invaluable in allowing me to network with medical professionals and gain insight into the complex world of medicine.”
This summer has seen a great deal of celebrations for the girls who have taken part in the school’s Aspiring Medics Programme. More than a third of this year’s Upper Sixth cohort are now heading off to study degrees ranging from medicine to physiotherapy at some of the UK’s top medical schools and the Royal Veterinary College.