Date Posted... Mar 8th 2024

Inspiring Medic Lottie Millar CO20

Old Truronian Lottie Millar CO20 kindly offered her time on International Women’s Day in her capacity as a 5th year medical student at the University of Exeter to offer advice to current pupils thinking about a career in medicine as a woman in a STEM career.

After years of volunteering in a local Hospice, and completing A-Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Geology, she successfully applied for the University of Exeter and is now based at the Knowledge Spa in Truro.  During her talk, Lottie delved into application process and how she faired in the pre-admission tests, offered advice on interviews and the more generally the intricacies of studying medicine and embarking on a career as a doctor.

Poignantly, Lottie shared how she first begun to aspire to be a doctor when she was just 13 years old and so when the time came to apply for university, she knew for certain it was Medicine she wanted to apply for. Since beginning her course in 2020, the experience she has gained enabled her to shed light on the diverse opportunities within the medical profession, encouraging students to explore various specialties and find their niche. From paediatric to intensive care, from research to general practice, she underscored the vast array of paths available to those with a passion for healing and service, and talked about the aspects she loved the most and which areas she hoped to specialise in.

Lottie’s return to the science block at School served as a small reminder to the aspiring medics of how a Truro School education can provide pupils with the tools they need to move on after leaving. Looking ahead, Lottie has aspirations to become a GP after qualifying, and continuing with the training over the years.

Huge thanks to Lottie for taking the time to return to her alma mater.

This years’ International Women’s Day particularly aims to inspire inclusion. The Development and Alumni Relations team are always eager to hear from Old Truronians, but we are very keen to hear much more by-way of news and updates from our female Old Truronians.

This International Women’s Day, can any female Old Truronians help us to inspire inclusion by getting in touch with us, so we can share your story with our community? We want to include as many women as possible in the messages we share with our community, with an aim is to inspire and demonstrate to Old Truronians and current pupils, how impactful Old Truronians are in the world.