Young Achiever: Liam appointed to top post
An East Ender has been elected to a prestigious post at his school in Scotland.
Liam Peniston was named president of the Bute Medical Society at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
The 20-year-old said he was “proud and honoured” to have been chosen for the post.
The appointment lasts until next May. The society, established in 1915, is one of the oldest affiliated with the school.
It organises events to introduce its members to wider aspects of medical science, as well as raising funds and awareness for charities.
Mr Peniston said: “I am looking forward to the opportunity to be a part of the history of the teaching of medicine at the University of St Andrews, as well as working with other members of the committee to bring high-quality events to members of the society.”
Mr Peniston described past presidents as “dedicated and hardworking” people. He added: “The growth of the society over the last few years has been incredible as a result.”
As president, Mr Peniston said he is responsible for helping to coordinate Fresher's Week activities.
He added: “Throughout the rest of the year, I am responsible for chairing meetings and representing the society publicly.”
Mr Peniston said the society had won a number of distinctions at the school — including best society, and hosting the best event.
He said: “I am incredibly proud to be carrying on the tradition of excellence.”
Last summer, Liam said that he spoke with medical industry professionals while on summer placements at the Bermuda Hospitals Board about working on the island in the future.
He explained: “I have been told that to return to Bermuda it is important for me to get a few years of training under my belt in a larger healthcare system.
“Whether the option to come back to Bermuda will be available to me at the time that I qualify — we'll just have the wait and see.
“Bermuda is my home, and I am motivated to return to contribute to the provision of healthcare for all Bermudians.”