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At 21, Indian-Origin boy becomes youngest doctor to start working in UK

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jul 20, 2017, 1:08 pm IST
Updated : Jul 20, 2017, 1:13 pm IST

Arpan Doshi breaks previous record which was held by Rachael Faye Hill by 17 days.

Arpan Doshi who is originally from Gujarat becomes youngest doctor to practice in UK (Photo: Facebook)
 Arpan Doshi who is originally from Gujarat becomes youngest doctor to practice in UK (Photo: Facebook)

Arpan Doshi, an Indian-origin doctor is set to become Britain’s youngest physician to start work at a hospital in northeast England. At 21, he is due to start work as a junior doctor in York next month. Arpan graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from University of Sheffield on July 17.

Arpan is going to beat the previous record of youngest doctor to start work in UK by 17 days.

Speaking about it to the Sun, Doshi was heard saying that he did not realise that he would be the youngest person to qualify until a friend checked it out online.

Mr Doshi went to a local school in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, until he was 13. Then his mechanical engineer father, Bharat Doshi, got a job in Aix en Provence as part of an international project, and the whole family moved to France.

He started applying to universities weeks after his 17th birthday and the University of Sheffield offered him a scholarship as well.

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.

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