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Ben Murphy

Ben Murphy (OMK 2005-12)
Ben Murphy (OMK 2005-12)

Current Job Title: Doctor

Employer: NHS

Dates at School: 2005 - 2012

House at School:  School House

A Levels: Biology, Maths, Economics and Business

Extra-curricular involvements/interests at school: Rugby, Hockey, Cricket, Ten Tors, DW, Debating society

University/Further Education:  University of Birmingham – Human Biology; King’s College London (GKT School of Medical Education) - Medicine

What was the best bit about your time at School?  Playing sport and doing Ten Tors & Devizes to Westminster with my friends

Best bit about your time at University:  Playing rugby, and spending time with friends in Central London

Tell us something about you that nobody knows:  I captained the oldest rugby club in the world (Guy’s Hospital RFC) to the oldest rugby competition in the world (United Hospitals Cup)

Can you think of three things you learnt at Mount Kelly which have been useful to you in your career:  Hard work, resilience, loyalty

Sum up your job:  Junior doctor, currently on rotations and working in a GP practice

How did get into your industry in the first place:  Friends and family in the medical profession sparked an interest, which I chose to pursue by applying for Medicine during my studies at University of Birmingham. I then studied at GKT School of Medicine.

What is the most important decision you have had to make in your career and how did you come to it:  Whether to apply or not. I came to the decision by talking to family and friends about whether I was a suitable match for it.

Name one thing most people in your industry should be doing but aren't:  Enjoy a life outside of work

Name a business or a brand that you really admire and why:  Passenger Clothing Co – a sustainable clothing company who pledge to plant a tree for every order.

Any Top Tips for finding your Top Job:  Talk to as many doctors and healthcare professionals as possible to gain insight into their roles and lives.

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