Jess Falshaw, who studied Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics A level at the Dixie Grammar School, is now thriving as a 4th year medical student at Brighton and Sussex Medical School and also works as a Healthcare Assistant at Practice Plus Group.

Jess, whose passion for science was clear during her time at Dixie, is developing a keen interest in paediatrics and global health; this interest is taking her to Tanzania in August when she will travel solo as part of a medical outreach project.  This venture will enable her to shadow healthcare professionals based there delivering care to those with limited access to it; she will have the opportunity to work alongside other volunteers to provide essential healthcare supplies.

In order to achieve this amazing goal, she has set herself another huge task, which is to run the Brighton half marathon on 25 February; the funds raised will go to this incredible cause and help with the delivery of essential supplies and aid to those in need.  Having never run further than 7km, and in recovery from a torn knee ligament, the training to achieve this is a huge challenge, but one that she is facing with great determination. 

Mr Richard Lynn, Headmaster at the Dixie, comments: “I am thrilled that Jess is displaying all of the qualities that underpin Dixie aims and values – respect, resilience, courage, commitment and care.  We are all extremely proud of her, not just for her achievements in her chosen career path, but also for the grit she is showing in pursuit of this goal and her dedication to this extremely worthwhile cause. We wish her every success with her endeavours.”

Jess’s fundraising link is shown below and any donations will go towards helping all those in Tanzania supported by this amazing medical outreach project.