A Level science student Rahul Nahar

Rahul Nahar

Working alongside doctors in a psychiatric hospital after gaining a psychology degree sparked 26-year-old Rahul Nahar’s interest in a career in medicine, and so two years ago he returned to college to study for A Levels in biology and chemistry which will enable him to apply to university and train to become a doctor himself.

Rahul said: “Seeing how medicine works and what the doctors were doing for their patients really inspired me.  I want to work with people and help improve their lives, and medicine appeals to me because of how scientific it is.

Science is fascinating because you’re always learning about things you never thought you’d learn about and, as your knowledge increases, the things you learn become more relevant and interesting.

“People might think that science is just what you studied at school, but it’s so much more than that and can open so many doors.

“I’m incredibly lucky that I’ve been able to change career direction.  I’ve really enjoyed my time at the college and being back in education and I’ve now applied to university to study medicine – I’m excited about taking the first steps towards my future career as a doctor!”

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