Widening Participation

Gilly Fleming - Doctor

A case study by Gilly Fleming, a practicing doctor, who took part in the Access to the Professions project.

Gilly went to St David’s R.C. High School in Dalkeith. She was took part in Lothians Equal Access Programme for Schools (LEAPS) and Access to the Professions Medicine. She completed her Medicine degree at the University of Edinburgh in 2012.


Overwhelmingly the best part of my job is seeing patients and their families. As doctors, we are given the privilege of becoming involved with the lives of our patients, who often open up to us when they are at their most vulnerable. It is an extremely rewarding feeling to be able to listen to patient concerns, ease suffering with treatments, and improve quality of life.

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