Over the past weeks, thousands of young people have had to make one of the most important decisions in their lives: the profession they would like to study. A choice that symbolizes their future, even if nothing is irreversible and everything is subject to change if they really prove in a few years that they were wrong. Medicine was again the most sought-after degree this year at the University of Valladolid (UVa) as a first choice, with 2,164 applications, ahead of the next degree, Nursing, with 503. It is a degree reserved for the few top performers, those with the best record, as The cut-off score is 12.729 out of 14. It is also the score chosen by two of the best students on the Valladolid campus: Juan Esteban Platero and Ana Mata. His scores are among the best in the Baccalaureate Access to University (EBAU) assessment and both have been clear for years that their degree is medicine. The former had a score of 13.71 out of 14 after the public and voluntary stage, while Mata had a score of 13.87. The common denominator between them is that this call was born out of personal experiences. Blattero made his decision when he saw how doctors helped her grandparents during their illness, and Matta was influenced by an endocrinologist who treated her for type 1 diabetes. Now they will fight to get back what they got.
Another student with the best record, Angela Campos, will also have a career dedicated to the brightest minds: the joint degree in Mathematics and Physics. In fact, it’s UVa’s highest cutoff, with 13.6, even above medicine. But she is very self-confident and inviting.
Elena Cabanes, EBAU’s Fifth Best Degree at the Valladolid Campus, chose to take the Dual Degree in Law, Interpretation and Interpretation at the University of Salamanca after an impressive career in the school and the Institute.
From left to right, Ana Mata, Angela Campos, Juan Esteban Platero and Elena Cabanes. Photo: Jonathan TagesThe four of them have a promising career ahead of them if they can transfer the glamor to the professional field they have already left in academia. They also have a common denominator in a way of working in which organization, discipline and adherence to schedules are three main pillars. This does not mean that they neglect other activities that are no less important than studying. In almost all cases, exercise becomes a healthy way to escape stress and daily routine.
The family environment is another factor that influences, for good, these outcomes. Parents who are involved in the education of their children, help them with their homework and convey to them every day the importance of a good academic and human formation. This year, UVa has established an award for students with the best hundred marks obtained in the compulsory stage of the entrance examination, provided that the student registers with UVa. Some awards not yet determined by the academic institution.
The best results. Recognition created in a year in which EBAU results have improved dramatically. In fact, 99 percent of students have passed, up from 95 percent last year. In addition, the average score has also improved, from 7.38 in the previous year to 7.79 in the current year. At the Valladolid campus, 2,408 out of 2,429 applicants were approved; 99.1 percent with an average of 7.80.
Anna Mata: “The endocrinology that cured me of diabetes made me interested in the world of medicine and this is what I will study”
Anna Mata planned to study medicine for many years. When he was only a year old, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes which meant that during his childhood he had to have more direct contact with the healthy environment. “The endocrinology that attended me made the world of medicine much more interesting to me; In fact, it attracted me to go to the hospital rather than get upset, so I want to study that degree,” he says. The road to getting to some of the most in-demand courses wasn’t easy, but it relied on discipline and organization during school hours. “During ESO, I actually got got good grades, although I didn’t need to study for long hours and had more time to get language degrees, play basketball and play guitar, but later, in high school, when I saw that I needed to study more, I had to Giving up activities more isolating, keeping space for sports, which is always good for relaxation,” he explains. Every day, after eating, he rested a little and studied for a few hours, until he had a snack. Then he completes a bit, before going for a walk or playing basketball. At night, before bed, I made the last revision, without staying up until the next day to rest. An average of four hours a day. His university entrance score was 9.95, rising to 13.87 out of 14 after undergoing the voluntary phase.
Although his career future is still unclear, he was drawn to pediatrics and later specialized in endocrinology. But there is time to decide. Now is the time to enjoy the summer after two years of hard work that has been rewarded.
Angela Campos: “I would not be afraid if I had to go abroad for work; in fact, this is something I would like to do »
Angela Campos also studied at IES Pinar de la Rubia, but her intention is to enroll in the double degree in Physics and Mathematics, one of the most demanding professions. Her ancestors support her. He scored 9.94 as an arrival mark and 13.874 after the voluntary phase. A qualification that opens the doors to the professional future you are fighting for. “I’ve always loved math and science in general, and as the courses progressed, the same thing happened to me with physics, so I chose the double degree to do the two things I love,” he explains. Although she realizes how difficult these studies are, Angela doesn’t wrinkle. “I’ve heard and read reports that math was much more difficult than high school, but…it will be tried,” he says.
The way to study her is to make a list of the daily tasks she has to do, and the discipline to do them. It is something that her mother instilled in her since she was young, in addition to helping her with her studies. During the course, he usually spends an average of three hours per day in front of books, although these hours increase during the exam period. And without neglecting to water the other worries that awaken his more creative side. For example, playing the guitar. The lessons he took over a decade stopped in the final year of the pandemic, although he continues to play at home. He also has time for two of his other hobbies: going to the gym and reading. Now is the time to start building a professional future. And without setting limits. For example, Angela dreams of working in other countries. At eighteen, she just turned on Saturday, and she already handles English very well and has notions of French. “I still don’t know very well what I want to do, and I will see him during this race because it has many exits,” he concludes.
Juan Esteban Platero: “I will study medicine because I want to help people, just like the doctors who treated my grandparents”
Juan Esteban Platero has the distinction of being a UVa student with the best overall score on the Valladolid campus, with a 9.96 out of ten. Later, after undergoing the voluntary phase, he had a score of 13.71 out of 14. A score that granted him access to medicine. “I’ve already registered,” he says. It’s a profession that was already evident to me in the third year of ESO. Unfortunately for him, in recent years, he has had more contact with the healthy environment due to the diseases his grandparents suffered, although this also made him appreciate the importance of the work of health workers, which he wants to add to. “I will study medicine because I love to help people, just like the doctors who treated my grandparents,” he says.
The only family background he has in this profession is a great aunt who is a doctor, though, and he is already clear about the career path he would like to take. “Surgery has always caught my attention, and that’s what I’d like to specialize in, although I don’t know what kind, maybe neurosurgery,” he says.
The secret to her success in class so far is “trying hard and being organized.” His schedules are very strict and he is very demanding when it comes to achieving the daily goals he sets. “If you get it, you strengthen your willpower and your self-esteem,” he says.
When exams are not cramped, at the start of the course he usually studies for at least five hours a day. And when the main season arrives, school days can be twelve hours, from four in the afternoon to four in the morning, although always take breaks to exercise (he loves to play rugby), go for walks and do activities that allow you to escape from the books.
Elena Cabañes: “The key to getting a good grade is to be consistent, work throughout the cycle and not leave everything until the last minute”
Elena Cabañes will have to pack her bags soon as she has decided to study a dual degree in Law and Translation and Interpretation at the University of Salamanca. His passion for languages is one reason, but not the only reason. Multiple job opportunities in this profession were also an important factor. “At first I thought about the work of Spanish philology, but the exits were directed to teaching, and with this double degree I could devote myself to something related to law, or to translation for publishers, or to be a translator, or later, I would get a master’s degree and devote myself to teaching, but it is something I’ll see him in the future.”
In the general stage, he received a score of 9.92, and after the voluntary, he received a score of 12.92. “The key is to be consistent and work throughout the course, without leaving everything until the last minute, it’s something my parents instilled in me since I was little, when they were very aware that I studied and did my homework,” she says. It’s no surprise that she got such a high score at EBAU, because good grades have been consistent for her since college. He adds, “I was looking forward to a good grade, and I was pleased to see that it was so high…Everyone congratulates me.”
In your chosen profession, languages are essential, so it is clear that over the next few years you will try to get into Erasmus to go to another country. He also wants to work abroad when he finishes his studies. Preferably in an English speaking country. Elena studied at the Nuestra Señora de la Consolación School. In recent years, her Spanish teacher, Pablo Emperor, has been a key part in guiding her about her future career based on her skills.