A BUDDING doctor has set up a Young Medics Society to help other pupils who want to go into the profession.
The society is run single-handedly by 17-year-old Hanin Ramadan, at the Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls, Acton, and hosts speakers and presentations on topics ranging from kidney failure to abortion.
Hanin, from Ealing, was nominated by Mike Heyes, the school’s science and maths specialism co-ordinator, who said: “Her love of the subject has motivated her to tackle the barriers to pursuing such a career and the challenges that students face when applying for medicine courses.
“With this in mind she has established and run her own aspiring medics club, organised speakers, held debates on medical ethics as well as looked at the cause and treatment of many conditions.
“This has helped other students to aspire towards medicine as a career.”
Hanin said: “I started the society because I noticed there were not many places students could go to find out what a medical career is like.
“We cover lots of different topics and medical issues like informed consent and euthanasia, have guest surgeons and look at news like stem cell development.
“A lot of students are really grateful for this, especially if they are struggling and it helps them and me with coursework.
“It’s a lot of work, but I really enjoy it.”