Royal Navy Dental Cadetship
Karolyn John, a fourth year dental student at KCL, has recently been awarded a cadetship with the Royal Navy. The prestigious bursary is awarded to a very select few successful applicants who pass the Royal Navy’s Admiralty Interview Board (AIB), an intensive two day selection process involving formal interviews plus various mental and physical tasks. She will receive a salary from the Royal Navy for the final two years of study and the rank of Acting Surgeon Sub Lieutenant (D). “I am absolutely delighted and very proud to have been selected for this award” said Karolyn. “Alongside dentistry the Royal Navy has been a great interest of mine for some time and I am looking forward to combining the two in a challenging and rewarding career.”
Karolyn has been a keen member of the London University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) for the past three years which gives students an extremely good insight into naval life. Members get to experience a variety of maritime activities at sea aboard HMS Puncher, one of the navy’s 21 meter Archer class patrol ships, as well as being involved in a number of social events, both formal and informal throughout the university year.
Before beginning the dental course Karolyn studied Anatomy, Developmental and Human Biology at King’s, achieving BSc (Hons) in 2013.