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Introducing Vice-President Dr Lucy Smith

Introducing Vice-President Dr Lucy Smith

Dr Lucy Smith

MBBS (Hons) MRCP(UK) PGCert MedEd


I’m Lucy and I’m excited to be joining the medic mentor community this year as VP for scholars.

 I’m currently working as a core medical trainee doctor in Merseyside, with an interest in dermatology and medical education. From August I will be working as a locum dermatology registrar and medical registrar at Southport Hospital.

 I graduated from Hull York Medical School in 2016. My notable achievements during med school include winning the York Travel Prize for a voluntary project in education in Ghana and finishing in the top ten in my year group final exams. I developed an early interest in medicine and completed a project on the use of biologics in rheumatological conditions, I presented this at a rheumatology conference in my 3rd year.   

I completed my foundation training in Manchester Royal Infirmary, a city centre teaching hospital in the North West deanery. During these two years I acted as a pastoral mentor for undergraduate students at the University of Manchester. I also worked with the undergraduate office to set up a revision teaching scheme for 5th year students, presented later at a national conference.

My core medical training has involved rotations through rheumatology, infectious diseases, sexual health, care of the elderly, cardiology and critical care. I have worked in both teaching hospitals and district generals in the Mersey region and am experienced in the busy general medical take. I am currently working on a research project regarding the provision of healthcare services during the COVID-19 pandemic and I was a lead for the RECOVERY trial for COVID-19 patients in Southport Hospital.

 I have completed a PGCert in Medical Education at Lancaster University, with a specific project on how to utilise media to enhance medical education. I love teaching and trying out new methods to make it fun.

 As a medic it’s just as important to focus on your social life as well as your career. Outside of work I keep a work-life balance with my passions of cycling and skiing (before becoming a doctor I was a ski rep in Austria). I also love baking and trying out new recipes!  

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