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Doctor has good prognosis for future

PUBLISHED: 15:49 11 December 2008 | UPDATED: 12:31 03 July 2010

DOCTORS ORDERS: Adam Devany with his honour recognising his academic excellence.

DOCTORS ORDERS: Adam Devany with his honour recognising his academic excellence.

Dominic Bareham

A GORLESTON medical student has a good prognosis for his future prospects of becoming a doctor after receiving an award.

Adam Devany, 23, is due to sit his final medical exams at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in June and July.

A GORLESTON medical student has a good prognosis for his future prospects of becoming a doctor after receiving an award.

Adam Devany, 23, is due to sit his final medical exams at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in June and July.

If he passes he will have the chance to start work as a junior doctor at the James Paget University Hospital and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

And the former Lynn Grove High School and East Norfolk Sixth Form College pupil has already made a positive start after receiving the Electives Award from the Peter Earl Foundation.

This was in recognition of his exceptional effort and improved academic performance during his

four-and-a-half years as a medical student.

Since starting out on his UEA course, Mr Devany has completed work placements at the James Paget and Norfolk and Norwich, as well as an eight-week placement at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry, Shropshire.

This latter experience was a key component in him receiving the award as his supervisors there graded him excellent in the five criteria for becoming a doctor.

These included attendance, skills, knowledge, professional attitude and overall performance.

“It was a complete shock really to receive this award but I am delighted to have done so. It is something that is important to have on your CV for the future,” Mr Devany said.

During his time at the orthopaedic hospital, he learned about the management side of hospitals and surgical practices and participated in drawing up a guide for doctors

to help them enter accurate patient

data.

Mr Devany decided he wanted to become a doctor after visiting the James Paget while a pupil at Lynn Grove.

He went on to achieve A grades in biology and chemistry and a B in physics at A-level,

He explained: “As I progressed

through school I became more and

more interested in the sciences.

The school and college set up open days at the Paget, and when I was 15 I attended these for the first time, which was quite an inspiration to be there and gave me the inspiration to move into medicine in the future.”

Mr Devany's parents Karen and John live in Lynn Grove, Gorleston.


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