Gandhinagar boy is UK’s youngest doctor
LONDON (Reuters) – A man of Indian descent will become the youngest doctor in the United Kingdom; I will begin working in a hospital in the northeast of England in August.
Arpan Doshi received his BS in Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Sheffield on Monday, 21 years of age and 335 days, and is expected to start working as a junior doctor in York.
Doshi will beat the previous record for the youngest doctor to start working in the country for 17 days.
“I did not realize that I was the youngest person to qualify until a friend reviewed on the Internet,” said a UK-born India-Doshi newspaper.
“I have not even told my parents, but I know they will be very proud.” Doshi originally went to a local school in Gandhinagar until he was 13.
Then his father, Bharat – a mechanical engineer – got a job in Aix-en-Provence as part of an international merger project and the whole family moved to France.
Doshi, who speaks English, Hindi and Gujarati, continued his education in an English school.
“The next year I realized that I already knew how much of what was being taught, so I skipped a year,” he said.
He began applying to universities just weeks after his 17th birthday. Received a rejection of a university; Three others offered him places.
The University of Sheffield was impressed with her credentials that she was given a scholarship of £ 13,000.
He received financial support from his parents and also took a part-time work as a lunch supervisor at a local school and at the career service to fund his degree.
“My dream is to become cardiac surgeon, but it’s a very competitive field,” Doshi said.
The youngest doctor to qualify was Rachael Faye Hill, who received her medical degree from the University of Manchester when she was 21 years old and 352 days old in 2010.
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