• Question: When did you decide to become what you are?

    Asked by LeahR to Adil, Amanda, Gail, Jamie, Jo & Lucy, Nicola, Philly, Tuxford on 7 Mar 2018.
    • Photo: Jamie Hynes

      Jamie Hynes answered on 7 Mar 2018:

      I’ll use the same answer I gave to Jess, you both think of nice questions Leah!
      I remember really enjoying the placements I had as a medical student- in elderly care or in a hospice, in cardiology or surgery, or maternity or on the childrens ward- it became clear to me that the only career would be one that covered them all- GP for me!
      General Practice attracts people like me who always thought they’d end up here and people who find that a particular speciality isn’t for them and they value the qualities of a career in General Practice- talking and developing relationships with patients and families over time in the community, where levels of trust and satisfaction are generally higher.

    • Photo: Gail Allsopp

      Gail Allsopp answered on 7 Mar 2018:

      There was no overall plan. I knew I wanted to be a doctor at school and the rest has worked itself out among the way. The joy of medicine is that there are so many options!

    • Photo: Jo & Lucy Arthurs / Clayton

      Jo & Lucy Arthurs / Clayton answered on 7 Mar 2018:

      I started thinking about becoming a doctor at quite a young age and I always liked the idea of working as a GP as it is so varied both in types of medical problems you come across and types of patients you see. This was confirmed when I went to sit in at GP practices as a medical student and then again when I had junior doctor jobs in GP.

    • Photo: Amanda Henchliffe

      Amanda Henchliffe answered on 9 Mar 2018:

      Well my role is constantly evolving and advancing. I f you mean as a nurse or practice nurse -it was when I was a little girl!

    • Photo: Adil Rashid

      Adil Rashid answered on 9 Mar 2018:

      There’s wasn’t a specific moment that inspired me but a combination of lots of different experiences. If I had to pick one, it would be my Year 12 experience were I shadowed doctors. It helped me to realise what a privilege it is to help people when they really need it