When Arpan Doshi graduated from the University of Sheffield in July 2017, he was well on his way to becoming the United Kingdom’s youngest doctor. At the young age of just 16, he completed his French Baccalaureate.

By 17, he was accepted into Sheffield’s medical program. Just 31 days before his 21st birthday, he received both Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees. Beating Rachael Faye Hill by only 18 days for the title of the youngest doctor in the UK.

The Story of Arpan Doshi: UK's Youngest Doctor

Arpan Doshi Dreams of Becoming a Doctor as a Child

According to a BBC report, Doshi said:

“From an early age I was fascinated by how the human body worked and it’s good to be able to help people.”

By July 2018, at the age of 21, just one year after graduating from Sheffield, Arpan Doshi was working at York Hospital as a junior doctor. When he accepted the position, he had no idea he was the youngest practicing physician in the UK.

He thanks his parents for the sacrifices they made that allowed him to do something positive while fulfilling his childhood dream of becoming a doctor. Arpan completed three clinical rotations:

  • Urology
  • Anaesthetics
  • Elderly cardiology

The young UK doctor also credits his supervisors and consultants for supporting him, especially during his very first clinical rotation. They all helped him adjust to working in a hospital environment, making him feel like an important member of the medical team.

Arpan the best part of being a young doctor is meeting new patients. Each one brings something interesting to his day. He also enjoys helping his patients manage their medical conditions. The UK physician works hard to make positive differences in his patients’ lives.

Being a doctor comes with daily intellectual and practical challenges. It’s hard work. Yet, it brings him satisfaction and comes with the reward of knowing that he’s helping to make people’s lives better.

How to Become a Doctor After High School

Arpan Doshi, the UK's youngest doctor, at Graduation

Arpan Doshi, the UK’s youngest doctor, at Graduation

According to reports, parents can help prepare their children for med school while they’re still teens. To do this, start helping your child foster skills like balance, persistence and resilience. You must also guide the child toward choosing the best extracurricular activities and science courses in high school that lead to a pre-med lifestyle.

There are other steps to take to become a doctor after high school. Teens can take part in pre-med workshops and summer medical internship programs. The idea is to do whatever it takes to prepare for the MCAT, an important exam required for entry into medical school in the US.

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