Graduation means dream career for Crossgar Doctor
Graduating from Queen’s today (Friday 1st July ), with her second degree from the University is Crossgar Doctor, Victoria Ellison.
A Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine in the Art of Obstetrics (MB BCh BAO), with distinctions, can now be added to her first class Honours in Bachelor of Science, Anatomy, from Queen’s.
Victoria has secured her first choice of employment, as a doctor in both the Belfast and South Eastern Health and Social Care Trusts, for the next two years.
A volunteer with a number of charities including, Barnardos, Mencap, Tiny Life, Northern Ireland’s Children's Hospice and The Alzheimer’s Society, Victoria also takes part in projects with The Down Syndrome Association NI and Autism Initiatives NI.
During her time at Queen’s, she also won a national award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists; The Professor Joan Bicknell prize for her essay on Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
Victoria, said: “I am delighted to graduate from Queen’s this summer and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the University. I have successfully gained employment at home, in what I can only describe as my dream job, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Victoria joins the 95% of Queen’s students who are in employment or further study six months after graduating. She will celebrate her graduation with her parents, Rose and Derek, and her sister, Rebecca, and brother, Alexander.
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