Spotlight on: Amy Darwin

Today we shine the spotlight on OIC Mentor, Amy Darwin.

Here at Oxford International College we pride ourselves on enabling bright and ambitious students to achieve their potential and go on to attend world class universities, both here in the UK and around the world. Our students are very much the stars, but behind their success is the hard work and dedication of a team of tutors, menotrs and staff that help make realising their dreams possible.

Amy works at OIC as a medical mentor assisting our aspiring medical students to navigate the in-depth process of applying to study medicine. Amy’s sessions with student play a vital role in both completing entrance assessments and preparing them for the studies that lie ahead.

Amy herself is a Junior Doctor here in Oxfordshire, currently working in intensive care and anaesthetics. However, unlike many of our aspiring medical students, Amy went to medical school as a graduate student. First studying piano and woodwind at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2001, before completing her undergraduate degree in Music, Theology and Philosophy at Durham in 2004, Amy spent her early career focused on the arts and teaching.

Amy’s previous experience working as a teacher in South Korea, Japan and India is a great asset to her work here at Oxford International College. Sadly, we are yet to find a way to bring her expertise from her time as a swinging trapeze performer to our curriculum. Despite the enjoyment Amy gained teaching and living abroad, Amy decided to retrain and she completed her degree in Medicine and Surgery from The University of Leeds earlier this year. She also completed her Masters degree in International Health at The University of Leeds.

In her spare time Amy is keen long-distance walker, undertaking an annual long distance walk with family and friends each year. This year she set out for the hobbit-like Laugavegur Trail in Iceland. She welcomes recommendations for 2019’s trail. She can also be found critiquing her all-time favourite food, dumplings, on Instagram.

For more information on studying medicine at the University of Leeds click here.

Tuesday 30th October 2018

Published by: Oxford International College

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