16th February 2005

 

MEDICAL SCHOOL ACCEPTANCE FOR LINCOLN GRADUATE

 

A Psychology graduate from the University of Lincoln is celebrating after she was accepted into medical school.

 

Cheryl Neathey graduated at the university with a first-class honours degree in Psychology in 2003 and went on to work as a carer support worker at Rethink, a charity that provides support to relatives of people diagnosed with schizophrenia, which was formerly known as the National Schizophrenia Fellowship.

 

She successfully obtained a place on the Graduate Mental Health Worker Training programme which is run in conjunction with the university’s Department of Psychology and the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust.

 

Cheryl will complete the graduate course in March and then begin a four-year graduate entry medical training course in September at Leicester Medical School. She eventually hopes to become a consultant anaesthetist.

“I have really enjoyed both courses at the university, and the experience and knowledge that I’ve gained as well as the help and support offered by my tutors have assisted me a great deal,” she said.

 

Brian Swallow, senior lecturer in Psychology and Cheryl’s independent study supervisor, is also very pleased with her success. “This is a remarkable achievement for Cheryl and it has been very rewarding to see her confidence grow throughout both her degree and graduate courses,” he said.

 

For more information about the Graduate Mental Health Worker Training Programme, contact course administrator Tracey Oley on (01522) 837363 or email toley@lincoln.ac.uk.

 

 

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Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                       mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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