Joseph Lewis

Country: United Kingdom
Subject of study: BMBS
Year of graduation: 2023
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

The first class teaching – use of small groups and friendly and approachable staff. The chance to get to practice medicine across the southwest. I loved the social aspects and the countless opportunities to have fun!

Some of the students were are profiling have in addition to their degree been awarded a departmental prize or award in recognition of their exceptional achievements. If this applies to you please can you tell us about the award you have received and what this award means to you?

I received a citizenship award in my fourth year – for my contributions to MedSoc and wellbeing in Cornwall.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

Exeter MedSoc, Cornwall MedSoc, Exeter Concert Band, Exeter Big Band, Penryn Orchestra.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

I have so many highlights – socially, being part of MedSoc especially the balls; placement-wise, my obstetric placement allowed me to experience the beginning of new lives; and personally, the time I spent in Malta with my friends at the end of my degree. 

What will you miss the most about University?

The people! I will miss not only my amazing friends but the incredible staff at the medical school.

What advice would you give to current and future students? (If you are an international student what would you like to tell future students from back home who might be thinking about applying to study in Exeter?)

 My number one piece of advance would be to have fun and enjoy yourself (and maybe do a little be of work on the side).

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I progress into my foundation training as a newly qualified doctor. I start work in one of the most competitive jobs in London. I plan to continue my interest in teaching and research but do not have a set speciality I am aiming for.


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Opportunity to live in both Exeter and Cornwall during my degree, which meant I really got time to explore the South West and enjoy all it has to offer! I also enjoyed the opportunity to do an intercalated degree and explore different science fields at university.

Conor Tuffs

Medicine gave me so many opportunities, chances to grow, and taught me countless lessons. I have met amazing people who I will be friends with for life, I could not be more grateful and positive about my university experience.