Harry Addresses Important Issues in Medical Essay

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Harry Geddes has become one of three runners-up in a biology essay competition, beating competition from over 100 applicants.

The ‘Unofficial Guide to Medicine’ is a medical education project that publishes peer-led textbooks for undergraduate students studying medicine. Every year they run an international essay competition for secondary school pupils and medical students.

The Lower Sixth pupil impressed judges with his paper, “What is the greatest challenge that modern medicine will face in our lifetime?”

In his essay, Harry discussed the specific challenges of managing the elderly in the NHS, exploring how vulnerable people access care and how hospital admissions can be limited to those that need it.

Harry said: “I entered the competition as I am hoping to study medicine at university, and my tutor, Dr Stone, encouraged me to enter in order to widen my knowledge of current medical issues.”

“I currently volunteer at The Rectory Care Home in Taunton and this inspired me to write about the challenges the NHS faces in managing the complex needs of the elderly.”

Upon receiving the news, he added: “I was both surprised and delighted to have my work recognised, as it is the first academic essay competition I have entered.”

This is a truly fantastic achievement for Harry and we wish him the best of luck with his university application. We are certain that he has a bright future ahead of him.

To read Harry's essay, please click here.

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