Raichura- Britain's youngest doctor at the age of 22
Raichura UK's youngest doctor at the age of 22
was the youngest ever accepted into university to study medicine
at the age of 16 in 2002.
London, July 12, 2008
- At the age of 9, NRI Heenal Raichura joined
MENSA with an IQ of 170 and youngest kid to start secondary school.
- At the age of 14, She
took her GCSEs examinations at the France Bardsley School for
Girls in Romford, Essex, with 7As*, 3As and a B
- At the age of 16 in 2002,
she got four grade As and one B at A-Levels at the Coopers' Company
and Coborn School in Upminster.
- At the age of 16 in 2002, she
was the youngest ever accepted into at St George’s University
in London to study medicine.
- At the age of 22 in 2008, she
has graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
degree and will start work at University College London Hospital.
She also spend an extra year to get a degree in Anatomy and Developmental
Biology from the University College of London along with five
years of medical study.
Heenal Raichura told media:
- All I remember from when I was younger is wanting to be a
doctor and I was always interested in trying to figure out what
was going wrong with the body. To finally come out and say,
'I'm a doctor'
- It is very exciting, that I can put everything I've learned
into practise and have the opportunity to play an important
role in people's lives and have a positive impact.
She lives with her parents, father Nalin Raichura, 65 and Shobhna,
59 and sister Sonia, 25 who is a trainee actuary. Her hather run
a wholesale business.
Her father said, "She encountered immense difficulty in
finding universities that would accept her at the age of 16 because
the minimum age at entry is 17 years 6 months."
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