Hello everyone, I am Manas Agrawal.  I am 16 years old and I go to George Heriots School in Edinburgh Scotland. I would like to welcome you all to the Virtual Medic Mentor Society. I have been chosen as Vice President for the committee and I am really looking forward to representing this society as well as getting to know you all better. I only recently became extremely passionate about pursuing a career in Medicine. My first involvement with Medic Mentor was when I attended the National Healthcare weekend in Stirling back in November 2019. This event really opened my eyes as I was given a vast amount of information on how to get involved and pursue my journey towards medicine. I enrolled on to the medic mentor Summer School and am now also am ambassador for the Leadership programme. I attended the leadership programme in January 2020 and learnt how to set up a medic society at school. This inspired me and enabled me to help set up a medic society in my school.  I then went on to present at National Healthcare weekend in March 2020, which was a good experience for me. I am currently working on the Gold Medic mentor awards and am about to start writing a publication for the medic mentor magazine. I am also doing a fundraiser to help raise money for the Covid-19 pandemic.

As the Vice President for the Virtual Medic Mentor Society, I would love to continuously learn and exchange various thoughts about medicine as well as current affairs, health issues and education. I would like to help you guys develop your understanding about the application process as well as other aspects such as Interviews and the UCAT exam. Working as a team is the most important thing and assisting each other to ease the process into this competitive profession. The rest of the committee and I will together aim to provide you all the best experience possible to keep you guys busy and motivated each week throughout the process. As a society we can share ideas and build up each other to achieve our aspirations and goals!

In my free time, I love to go to the gym as well as play regular sports. Health and wellbeing are very important to me and I am always up for a challenges. I play tennis for East of Scotland and have competed and won many competitions. I play both badminton and tennis for my school team which is always exciting during interschool matches.  Along with physical activities, I really enjoy designing and doing crafts and I have made various different models and projects using my creativity.

My dream is to become a doctor. I am not sure what branch of medicine yet, however surgery does appeal to me a lot. I have always had a passion for being supportive and helping people and I believe my experiences from coaching younger children on the tennis courts has really helped . This has made me more focussed and dedicated towards my journey to this honourable profession. I am really excited to help bring this society together and aid the aspiring medics and dentists of the future.

If anyone has any questions please do not hesitate to contact me

I leave you all with a quote…

Dream it. Wish it. Do it and most important of all, enjoy it!

If you would like to post Manas a question, please comment below and she will get back to you!

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