Furthering my interest in medicine

After completing my undergraduate degree, I continued my education by taking an MSc in Clinical Science and becoming a Medical Assistant before finally completing my Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Medical Administrative Assistants.

I am now working alongside my family as a full-time medical receptionist at a GP practice in the UK.

I am very lucky to be working in a field that I love and that is in demand. I am sure there are several careers that I may have not considered. I would be happy for you to email me at [email protected] and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or I would be happy to chat over coffee or a meal.

I am very easy to get along with and I’m very flexible.

I work in the City so I am relatively close to the big cities and towns, but I can travel anywhere.

I have a lot of confidence in my abilities.

I am a strong believer in hard work and working hard is rewarded.

I believe in taking responsibility for your own education and learning.

I enjoy learning new skills and I’m always looking to improve my knowledge.

I love travelling and always try to make time to take in new experiences.

My hobbies include cooking, history, reading, and travelling.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

I have been told that to succeed in any career, you must be willing to work hard and learn new skills.

What is your favourite quote?

I like the quote by Charles Darwin “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

What is your proudest achievement to date?

I am proud of the fact that I have been able to work in a field that I love and that is in demand.

How do you avoid stress in your daily life?

I try not to stress out as much as I used to as stress affects my physical health.

Who is the person you most admire?

I admire all the people that I have worked with over the years. I have also worked with some very close friends.

Who is your role model?

I have several role models. One of my role models is my grandmother. When she was young she had epilepsy and she was very brave. She went through a lot of difficulties.

What is your greatest fear?

I have several fears. I have a fear of heights, I have a fear of snakes and I am a very superstitious person.

If you could change one thing about the world what would it be?

I would like to change the world by improving the educational opportunities for the elderly.

This is a fascinating question and the answer is extremely difficult to answer.

What is your advice to young people wanting to get into medicine?

I would advise young people to go to university and study medicine. I studied medicine and I got an excellent degree.

What is the number one mistake people make when trying to become a doctor?

The number one mistake people make when trying to become a doctor is that they do not put in the time and effort that it takes to get there.

What is your advice to people who are struggling to cope with the demands of medicine?

I would say that there are many people who are struggling to cope with the demands of medicine. They may be medical students, nurses, or medical receptionists. There are many reasons for this. Some people may not have the right support. I would advise them to visit the student counselling services and to attend family counselling sessions.

What is your advice to people who are struggling with life outside of medicine?

I would say that there are many people who are struggling to cope with life outside of medicine. Some may be in relationships that they do not particularly enjoy.

What is your advice to people who are struggling with life inside of medicine?

I would say that there are many people who are struggling to cope with the demands of medicine. They may be medical students, nurses, or medical receptionists. There are many reasons for this. Some people may not have the right support. I would advise them to visit the student counselling services and to attend family counselling session.

What is the most important thing a doctor should know about being a good doctor?

The most important thing a doctor should know about being a good doctor is that they should be a good communicator. Doctors should learn how to listen.

If you could describe yourself in one word, what would it be?

I would describe myself as a hardworking, compassionate, and confident person.

What is the most challenging aspect of being a doctor?

The most challenging aspect of being a doctor is the challenges that we deal with the health crises, the poverty, the violence, and the political situation.

Which of the following best describes you?

I am a very confident person and I have a very high self-esteem.

What advice would you give a young doctor who is just starting out in their career?

I would advise a young doctor to make sure that their family is strong, that they have the support of friends and family, and that they learn to manage their time well.

How do you stay motivated to do a good job?

I stay motivated to do a good job by staying focused on the task at hand. I stay motivated by the fact that I know that I have a good future ahead of me.

What’s the outlook?

I am very optimistic, I am an optimist. In fact I like to say that I am a high achiever.

What advice would you give to medical students who are just starting out in their studies?

I would advise medical students to make sure that they are in a good academic environment. I would also advise them to make sure that they have good friends and good support.

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