KING’S Ely Sixth Form student, Elliot Bord, has recently completed a summer residential course at the University of Cambridge.

Elliot, who is going to be in Year 12 in September, secured a place on the two-week Immerse Education Medicine course at Sidney Sussex College after he submitted an essay about the relevance of the Hippocratic Oath in today’s society. He was awarded a 10% scholarship towards the fees of the course, which was promoted to students by our Director of Higher Education and Graduate Careers, Gill Smith.

Elliot, who has been a student at King’s since joining King’s Ely Acremont Pre-Prep in Reception, was one of only a handful of UK students chosen to participate in the course, which was supposed to take place in 2020, but was postponed to this summer due to Covid.

Elliot said: “The course was one of the best experiences of my life. We had two academic sessions each weekday, where we covered a variety of medical topics, from pharmacology to emergency medicine. Sessions were taught by Iris Hardege, who is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge.

“Outside of the academic sessions, we participated in many activities, such as punting and day trips to London and Oxford. I was in a class of eight students and there were around 40 students from across the world in total, who I became good friends with and who I hope to remain friends with. Taking part in the course has certainly reinforced my desire to study Medicine at University.”

Well done Elliot!

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