Ebele Aniereobi created a video for the Student Video Competition On Social Accountability by THEnet & The Network: TUFH.
"When researching the theme of social accountability for my video, I was glad to find that widening access was one of my university’s founding goals. This area aligns with my passion for supporting students which I have been able to do through my role as the Pre-Clinical representative for the African Caribbean Medical Society.
Uniting my love of languages with the diversity of the university, I created a Language Exchange Society where healthcare students are able to teach and learn about various cultures and languages. The idea of cultivating cultural intelligence is both fulfilling and essential for a future that is increasingly tending towards Global Health.
As a Social Prescribing Champion, I have been part of raising awareness and educating students on the NHS scheme that will directly affect their future practice. I believe that in order to be the great doctors we need to be aware and prepared for the environment we will walk into once we graduate, whether that’s dealing with the antimicrobial resistance crisis or the widening health gap between the rich and poor. I look forward to working on the committee of the Global Development Goals society next year, where I can collaborate with universities around the world and set up community-focused, sustainable projects."
"I created this video to showcase how my University is currently implementing strategies that promote social accountability, whilst also looking for ways in which the institution could go further. The University of Birmingham medical school ensures its curriculum is reflective of the most pressing social needs of our time. This goes hand-in-hand with the continuous training students receive in a primary care setting, as we are able to connect statistics with real communities and build a broader understanding of how best to serve them in the future. I am passionate about widening access to the medical profession, as I believe greater success comes from the collaboration of a diverse group of people. I was therefore excited to incorporate UoB’s Access-to-Birmingham (A2B) scheme that has helped many students over the years. This video goes on to explore how adopting a curriculum that focuses more on social sciences may benefit the doctors of the future and the patients they help." - Ebele Aniereobi