Hello everyone, my name is Aidan and I am a student at The Queen’s University, Belfast in my 5th year of study. I just finished my intercalated degree in Oncology Drug Discovery (MRes) and I am getting reacquainted with clinical medicine. I initially became interested in pathology through studying pathology elective modules during my pre-clinical studies. This interest has only grown through my intercalated studies and I have become evermore interested in breast cancer pathology and bioinformatics. My intercalated project had a heavy focus on bioinformatics and I want to explore in my future career, how we can integrate computational approaches to improving pathology practices.
During my time in PathSoc, I want to boost the profile of pathology as a career in the North of Ireland and work with the committee on educational resources, as understanding the pathology of diseases is key to understanding clinical presentation and becoming a better clinician. I am the undergraduate representative for NI; we previously only had one medical school, however with the introduction of Ulster Medical school, I hope to get them involved in events, with Queen’s, and identify the keen pathologists who want to get involved with our society.
I commute daily to university which allows me to stay at home during term time and have more time with my three dogs. I was university rower up until the pandemic but now have started getting into running and triathlons as I have live by the sea so have plenty of opportunities to get out swimming.
Give me a follow on twitter to hear about the pathology and science based events happening at my university.