A former student presented a jaw-dropping medical exhibition to aspiring students

Sanah Begum, a former pupil at Waltham Forest College, returned for the second year running to inspire students pursuing a medical career with insights into her digital surgical portfolio.

Sanah Begum trekked 3,780 miles from London to Pakistan to document the journeys of patients from pre-op to post-op as they underwent reconstructive surgery for acid burns, cleft lips and palettes and trigger finger.

Miss Begum said: “I see my surgical images and videography as powerful artwork which was captured all in raw-stage and as authentically as possible.

“These surgeries are life-changing to the patients and I wanted to raise the profile of medical professionals all over the world and the amazing work that they carry out.”

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The exhibition documented the medical detail of surgical operations

Student, Cristina Tapovet, said; “This exhibition was incredible as it got me thinking about the medical detail during operations and the lead up on how patients gear up emotionally, pre and post operation.

“I felt at one stage that I was in the operating room and this got me excited about entering the profession.”

Miss Begum says she will continue to volunteer in medical projects overseas and will continue to work with the college to inspire students.

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Medical students at Waltham Forest College said the exhibition was 'inspiring'

Antoinette Beekye, college marketing manager, said: “It is always refreshing when ex-students choose to come back to the college and share their journey to success.

“This exhibition opened up real-life dialect between students, the expectations of the medical profession that started encouraging students to think about life after studies”.