An American student has become the first British medical graduate to take his oath as British medical students.
Scottish medical student Sarah Hall joined her colleagues in Edinburgh’s Royal Edinburgh Hospital in August and will become the fourth British student to take the oath.
“I’m very honoured to be the first female doctor to take this oath,” Hall said.
“It’s a great privilege to have the opportunity to represent the NHS in Scotland and I’m very excited to join the NHS as the first woman in this position.”
The University of Edinburgh is offering the British medical graduates a place in a new fellowship in the NHS.
The Royal Edinburgh Health Service, which runs the NHS, has also said it is welcoming the opportunity.
“The NHS is the leading public health service in the world and we welcome female doctors into the workforce, particularly as they can bring a wealth of expertise to the frontline,” said Dr Jane McLean, NHS Director for Women and Health.
“With the right skills, our new fellowship will allow women to help make sure the NHS is more effective, and is a great way to celebrate women’s role in healthcare and to provide leadership for the future.”
Hall, who was born and raised in Scotland, said she would be able to provide the NHS with “great opportunities” and “better quality of care”.
She said the oath would be “a real honor”.
“It is a real privilege to represent my country, and I am very excited about being the first women to take that oath,” she said.