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Dr Patrice Baptiste

Dr. Patrice Baptiste

Dr. Patrice Baptiste, a London based portfolio GP passionate about educating students interested in a medical career.

Dr. Baptiste is a double award-winning portfolio GP, medical educator, entrepreneur, writer, author, visionary and champion for diversity within the medical profession.

As a portfolio GP, Dr. Baptiste juggles a career in clinical medicine, higher education and academia in addition to smaller roles within research, entrepreneurialism, writing and public speaking.

She has always been passionate about teaching and education having tutored and mentored a wide range of students of various ages and abilities for 15 years.

Dr. Baptiste’s career began as she graduated from University College London (UCL) during the year 2013. She later developed a portfolio career which enabled her to pursue multiple careers and interests simultaneously.

Currently Dr. Baptiste works as a London based GP. She also works at the University of East London as a Senior Lecturer. Smaller roles include founder and research lead at Medschool XtraTM, (an innovative solution to improving career readiness among medics) writer for GP Online (a publication discussing topics pertaining to general practice) and established speaker. She has delivered several talks at places such as Rhodes House, Oxford University, Duke Kunshan University, China and the British Medical Journal's (BMJ) Live Careers Fair.

In addition to speaking about a career in medicine and successfully applying to medical school Dr. Baptiste also talks about (example titles below):

  • Careers:
    • General careers advice for students including aspiring medics
    • Career readiness among medical students and doctors
    • Portfolio career development for GPs
  • Leadership:
    • Effective leadership
    • Being a star follower
  • Entrepreneurialism:
    • How to navigate life as an entrepreneur
  • Research
    • How to partake in research independently
  • Health
    • The importance of wellbeing as a medic
    • How to maintain a good work/life balance
    • Mental and physical health topics
  • Education
    • How to prepare for exams
    • Medical specialities
  • Inspirational:
    • My career as a doctor: a journey to success
    • How to maximise your potential
    • How to harness your power within

Testimonials from Teachers

"I had the absolute honour of hosting Patrice in a widening participation / higher education event which was part of a Careers Themed Week titled ‘Have you ever thought about becoming a….’ Patrice delivered a workshop called ‘Pathway to Medicine’. The workshop was phenomenal, Patrice spoke to to 50, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 students, she detailed her academic journey, the reason she chose medicine, study tips for the coming exams, how to change your mindset and a number of other thought provoking topics. Patrice held the students attention for the whole workshop. Thank you very much for giving our students a meaningful encounter with an employer Dr Baptiste, you are an incredible woman and you are doing fantastic work. Thank you."

– Mr. Shenbanjo, Careers Manager, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College

"During Patrice’s medical training she came into school to encourage students to take up medicine and explain what was involved. Since graduating she has been an invaluable asset to the school in helping to widen students’ horizons by arranging talks and presentations from both herself and other young professionals in various fields. She is dedicated to helping young people to succeed. We hope to continue and broaden our relationship with Patrice and would have no hesitation in recommending her to work with School Speakers."

– Corrine Warwick, UCAS/IAG Coordinator

"Patrice gave an outstanding and engaging talk to a number of our students. Students enjoyed her session and found it enjoyable, interesting and informative. Patrice also answered their many questions afterwards, and we are very appreciative of her time. We look forward to working with her again in the future."

– Mr. Éamonn Casey, Careers Coordinator, Caterham High School, Redbridge

“Patrice came to Frederick Bremer School to speak to our Year 11 pupils about going into medicine. As Patrice is a qualified doctor, she was able to give valuable information to our pupils regarding the routes that are available to get into the field of medicine. The students were granted the opportunity to ask questions regarding the excellent profession that Patrice is currently in. It’s not often that someone in the medical field comes into a school to give a talk about a career in medicine so we were incredibly grateful to have Patrice at our school. Coming from an inner London school, Patrice is very much an inspiring young lady who is incredibly determined and that was evident through her presentation. Patrice explained to me that she believes it is important to give back to the youth of today; in the hope that they may feel empowered and encouraged to follow a career path in medicine or any other profession. She reminded the students that with hard work and a great deal of willpower, virtually anything is possible!"

– Teacher, Frederick Bremer School

"Patrice gave an engaging talk to our sixth form to help focus them with their UCAS application. She gave good careers advice for students and was open to students questions."

– Mrs Anna Edwards, Head of Psychology, Kingston Grammar School

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  • Well-being
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