Shermaine Thein


Country of originShermaine Thein
Singapore

What did you most enjoy about your course?
I really enjoyed the dynamic nature of the research project, which provided the opportunity to follow an actual clinical study from start to finish. I gained experience and learnt invaluable planning and technical skills; both in a clinical and lab setting, which would be useful for future research work.

What did you most appreciate about the Faculty/College?
I liked the fact that we got to interact with people of diverse backgrounds, from medical staff to researchers over the course of the project. It provided a more comprehensive picture of how clinical research is run as a whole. People were friendly and warm, creating a positive atmosphere for learning.

How did it feel to receive the Dean's Prize?
As there were so many capable students in the course, this prize came as a total surprise. I am really honoured to receive this and it’s a momentous way to conclude the program.

What are you doing now/What do you plan on doing after graduation?
I plan to stay in research and am working at the Geriatric education and research institute (GERI) in Singapore.

Hajir Ibrahim


Country of originHajir Ibrahim
United Kingdom

What did you most enjoy about your course?
The time allocated for the project allowed me to get into the deep end and learn some really valuable laboratory skills which I would not have attained in an MSc setting. I liked that the lectures were delivered a week at a time as meant I could really get into the didactic part of the course, and then fully focus on my project again the week after.

What did you most appreciate about the Faculty/College?
It is a very supportive environment which readily welcomes feedback. The resources are great and things are well organised.

How did it feel to receive the Dean's Prize?
Incredibly honoured but more surprised than anything else. I found some aspects of the project challenging and had to work really hard to overcome some obstacles and feel like other people are far more talented and deserving!

What are you doing now/What do you plan on doing after graduation?
I am working at St Thomas' Hospital as a gastroenterologist which has been my ambition since graduating from medical school. I am hoping to apply for a PhD in a few years time to pursue my academic interests.

Any other comments
I would strongly recommend this course and would be happy to answer any questions to anyone thinking of applying.