Alumnus Dr Adam Boggon receives a Fulbright Award to Harvard
University of St Andrews alumnus Dr Adam Boggon receives a Fulbright Award to Harvard
Dr Adam Boggon, an alumnus from the University of St Andrews School of Medicine (class of 2012) has received a Fulbright All Disciplines Award to enable him to study at Harvard University on one of the most well-regarded and impactful scholarship programmes in the world.
Adam has been selected to undertake a one-year Master of Public Health in Health Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. After working in the NHS across Scotland, as a volunteer clinician in Sub-Saharan Africa, and in London during the Covid-19 pandemic, Adam hopes to explore health system organisation and delivery in detail to understand how to improve the systems through which the NHS provides clinical care.
Commenting on receiving the Fulbright scholarship, Adam said: ‘I do not believe I would have this chance now were it not for the immersive, supportive and warm academic culture available through the medical school and the wider student community in St Andrews. I remain profoundly grateful for this.’
Adam is a psychiatry trainee in East London and an honorary lecturer at University College London. He grew up in Culross, West Fife, playing youth professional football and spent time at NASA through the Scottish Space School. He attended Queen Anne High School in Dunfermline where he was Head Boy before studying Medicine at St Andrews (BSc), Aberdeen (MBChB), and in East Africa with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (DTM&H) – winning national medals and awards for medical debating, steeplechase, and Scottish traditional singing. He’s practiced in Edinburgh, Inverness, Orkney, London, and at the MRC-Unit The Gambia. During the Covid-19 pandemic he worked in acute medicine and intensive care, helped establish an early vaccination centre, and coordinated the redeployment of over 300 doctors and medical students at the Royal Free Hospital.
The School of Medicine congratulates Adam on this outstanding achievement.