Paul Grealis

Perth College UHI student of the year 2011

A former Dunfermline Athletic footballer whose career was ended by a serious back injury will be fulfilling a dream in September when he enrols at medical school thanks to a scheme involving Perth College UHI.

Paul Grealis, 24, from Dunfermline, has just been named the Perth College UHI student of the year for his academic and personal achievements. He has won a coveted place at the University of St Andrews School of Medicine after completing the Higher National Certificate Applied Sciences (Pathway to Medicine) course at Perth.

Paul added: “All the adversity I’ve faced has pointed me in the direction of this longed-for opportunity to join the medical profession.  I’m excited about the start of next term when I’ll join the School of Medicine at St Andrew’s University - a dream come true.”