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Samir's talk to the Medical Society

Samir Pathak, OH 1989-99 is now a Consultant Pancreatic Surgeon
16 Jun 2023
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Samir Pathak came to talk to our Year 12 aspiring medic students and shared his journey from Hymers College to his career as a Surgeon.  He studied at Hymers College from 1989 until 1999.  However, having not achieved the grades for medical school, Samir spent a year after Sixth Form resitting various modules and after a year achieved a place at Liverpool. Since then, he has excelled in the medical profession and is a leading figure in surgery nationally.

Samir chatted with the students about his career and answered many questions about ethics, medical research, and work-life balance from our students. He shared how his time at Hymers helped him follow the medical pathway he wanted to take, having known he wanted to be a surgeon since his school days here.

We really appreciate Samir traveling from Leeds to speak to the students and his offer of help with support for their move towards medical school and onwards.

Samir enjoyed a walk around the school and chatting all things cricket with Mr Cook, Mr Walmsley,  Mr Tipping, Mr Clare, and former teacher, Mr Nicholls who was passing through too! Samir was delighted to see girls' cricket in full swing as he visited.  Samir has also co-founded Cricket Beyond Boundaries, which provides underprivileged young children the opportunity to spend time in the UK to develop as cricketers and, more importantly, to widen their aspirations for life. He himself was also an outstanding cricketer, representing English Universities and he is now an MCC playing member. Additionally, he sits on the MCC cricket committee with some of the greats of English cricket and is a trustee of the MCC Foundation.

He has achieved all of this despite having an absent fibula in his right leg - indeed, it was this that led him towards a career in Medicine and that adds to his determination.

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