Frontline doctor inspires Harlow students to pursue a career in medical science

ESJ STEM Dr Lalita Abhyankar

A FRONTLINE doctor has held an online convention for sixth form students in Harlow to strive for a career in medical science. Dr Lalita Abhyankar, a GP working in America, held a webinar for Year 12 and 13 students studying A-level science at BMAT STEM Academy in Harlow and Epping St John’s Church of England School. 

Dr Abhyankar shared her plans for the future, to make healthcare more accessible across the United States. She was inspired through virtual doctor appointments during the pandemic. 

Sonia Ahmed, BMAT director of science said: “Students are being affected by Covid-19. Many of them feel stressed and demotivated due to exam cancellations.  

“Many students who study the sciences want to go into healthcare professions, so this was a fantastic opportunity for them.”  

Students were given the opportunity to ask questions, many were intrigued to hear about the Covid-19 vaccinations and the multiple carer pathways within the medicinal industry. 

One Year 13 student, Sabina Miah, said: “We benefited from this event as we not only had a chance to learn about the vaccine and the impact of Covid-19 on the healthcare system, but we also had a chance to ask questions about career pathways and be inspired by Dr Abhyankar’s future plans.” 

(Photo: Doctor Lalita Abhyankar)

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Joshua Candler-Jones

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