Shona Manning

Medical Student Abroad Representative & Medicine Abroad/ Foundation Year Mentor

Year of Study: Year 2

Medical School: Plovdiv Medical School, Bulgaria

Why I joined the MM Team: I would like to be part of a platform where we can uplift each other TOGETHER as a whole black community regardless of religion or nationality (including mixed raced people). I would also like to encourage more Afro-Caribbeans students to pursue the pathway of medicine because many of them have the potential to achieve the grades but they are lacking in the support system or are not aware of the requirements of medical schools e.g work experience, volunteering, extra curriculum activities, journal reading etc. I can provide my experience of applying to med school in my UK, being rejected twice but never giving up.

Interesting Fact: Me and my older sister look like twins even though we’re 3 and a half year apart