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USA - Caleb Johnson

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How did you find out about Warwick?

I was researching top medical schools to apply to in the UK and was intrigued by the graduate-entry scheme Warwick offered.

Did you considering applying anywhere else? What made you choose Warwick?

I applied across the UK, USA, and Canada. I have friends that went to schools primarily in the Southeastern USA. I chose Warwick because I liked the support system that is in place for students and it has a good academic reputation.

Did you contact the department prior to applying? How did you find the application process?

Yes, I contacted the medical school to gather more information about the course and entry requirements. I applied through UCAS. I did my Master of Public Health in the UK previously so I was familiar with the process.

How are you funding your studies?

It comes from a mixture of personal savings and private loans.

How was your arrival? What were your first impressions of campus?

Everything went really well. The environment was welcoming and all the staff/volunteers were helpful during the process.

What is the best thing about Warwick?

It is surrounded by a lot of greenery and is a lovely campus to be a part of.

How have you found your accommodation?

I live in off campus accommodation just outside the Coventry city centre. It is all central and easy to get to campus or the hospital by bus.

Have you joined any clubs or societies?

I'm a member of the Surgical Society and Teddy Bear Hospital. They have put-on several events from suturing courses to volunteering with young children and teaching basic healthy habits.

What makes you happiest about studying at Warwick?

The staff and students are lovely to be around and encourage me in my studies.

Have you managed to to travel at all during your studies?

Yes, I have been able to travel throughout the UK and to 18 European countries.

What do you plan to do when you graduate?

I am aiming to pursue a career in congenital cardiac surgery.

What advice would you give to someone considering applying to Warwick?

I would advise to put a lot of effort in your application and interviews (if applicable). It'll be worth it in the end.