Arpan Doshi, who is just 21 years graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Sheffield on Monday – and is due to start work as doctor in York next month, India times reports
Arpan Doshi will beat the previous record holder by 17 days.
“I didn’t realise I was the youngest person to qualify until a friend checked on the internet. I haven’t even told my parents yet but I know they will be very proud,” Arpan Doshi told Sun UK.
He started applying to universities just weeks after his 17th birthday and despite a rejection from one university, three others offered him places. The University of Sheffield was so impressed with his credentials that they gave him a scholarship worth 13,000 pounds.
He received financial support from his parents, took up part-time jobs as a lunch supervisor at a local school and in the careers service to fund his degree. “My dream is to become a heart surgeon but it is a very competitive field. It is not really a surprise I have ended up as a doctor,” he said.
The previous Youngest Doctor to qualify was Rachael Faye Hill, who received her medical degree from Manchester University when she was 21 and 352 days in 2010.
Arpan Doshi is now set to overtake that record when he starts his two-year training as a junior doctor at York Teaching Hospital in August.
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