I am a final year medical student at the University of Edinburgh. In my third year I intercalated in Global Health and Public Policy, covering a range of topics from social determinants of health to infectious diseases. During this I completed a dissertation focussing on England’s mental health strategy and achieving ‘parity of esteem’. Other projects during medical school included looking at nutrition within the homeless population in Edinburgh and their barriers in accessing meals. I am now drawn to pursuing psychiatry; in particular I am interested in addiction and perinatal psychiatry care. I am hoping to be considered to undertake a Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship in my foundation years.