My name is Matthew Sibley and I was at TGS between Year 7 and Year 13, leaving in 2014.
I studied for A-Levels in Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Computer Science (with an additional AS in Maths). I went on to study Medicine at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and graduated in 2020. During this time I also completed a BSc in
Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine so was lucky enough to spend some time with London’s
Air Ambulance. As a result of this BSc year, I also invented a new device for Mass Casualty Incidents and am now developing this ready for commercial sales.
I have also commissioned with the Royal Navy, so now work as a Medical Officer (Doctor)
at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
Whilst a bit of a baptism of fire (starting on Respiratory Medicine) during the Covid-19 Pandemic, it is a real honour to care for patients and have responsibility for clinical decision making at such a young age.
Looking forwards, I will spend the next two years in Birmingham before attending Britannia Royal Naval College (2022) for further officer training, at which point I will then be deployed
for several periods as ship’s Doctor on various Royal Navy warships and (unfortunately) submarines! After three years of deployments, I then return to the NHS for speciality training, hopefully in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine.
Whilst tiring and often stressful, I recommend a career in Medicine to anyone who is after a varied life, with many options to which path you take, and who isn’t afraid of a little hard work!