Baasil Yusuf (Head's 2007–2012)

Pursuing a career as a Trauma and Orthopaedics Surgeon.
Baasil Yusuf

Which A Levels did you study?

I studied Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics.

If you went to university, where did you go and what did you study? If you didn’t go to university, what did you do instead?

I graduated from Queen Mary in Biomedical Sciences and am now in my penultimate year of the Graduate Entry Medicine Programme at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

What plans do you have for the future?

I am passionate about pursuing a career as a Trauma and Orthopaedics Surgeon.

What influence has Lancing College had on your life?

Lancing helped me to develop my independence and gave me the freedom to build my own persona around my own interests and strengths. As a result of my time at Lancing, I was ready to live an independent life at university and excel in order to gain a place in the competitive four year graduate medical programme and pursue my dreams of becoming a surgeon.

Which hobbies or interests did you pick up during your time at Lancing?

I loved rugby and captained the 1st XV. I also played cricket and went on to play rugby for Richmond.

Are you still in touch with people you met at Lancing?

I have close friends from Lancing (one of whom is in my year at Medical School), and others who are scattered all over the world. We keep in touch and meet up whenever we can.

Which OL activities have you taken part in since you left the College?

Through the lovely Mrs Webber, I have offered my services to advise pupils who are interested in Medicine.

What advice would you give to a new pupil who is about to start at Lancing?

Be open-minded and determined. You will meet a variety of personalities and will be under the guidance of some of the best teachers and mentors around so make the most of it. Appreciate the nourishing and diverse environment Lancing has to offer; it will enable you to take on anything in the real world.