Profile - Daniel Strother
Rhona MacDonald tells the inspirational tale of this physicist, researcher, and soon to be medical student
- By: Rhona MacDonald
Daniel Strother has had more mountains to climb than most to get into medicine. It is a testament to his determination and strength of character that on the 18 September 2002 he will at last begin at medical school.
He always wanted to be a doctor but narrowly missed being accepted for medical school the first time around. So he studied physics at Leeds University instead. His dream to become a doctor, however, was not dampened during this time. After gaining his degree, he was accepted onto the graduate entry programme at St George's Hospital Medical School, London after passing the required Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT).1
What's so unusual about that? Over 100 such graduates have had a similar experience at St George's over the past two years.1 Well, two weeks after passing the exam, Dan (as he prefers to be known) fell while winter ice climbing