Live Interviews with Frontline Healthcare Professionals

On Wednesday we had the first of a series of live interviews with frontline healthcare professionals about the impact that Covid-19 is having on their daily work, their career and the NHS.

In this first session, Dr Callum Waldie (pictured above on his graduation), former Truro School pupil, now junior doctor at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, shared with a group of pupils details of his training and career to date. It was fascinating and inspiring to hear of the commitment he has to his vocation and of the role he is playing to help those suffering from Covid-19.

Upper Sixth Student Zoe, who is intending to apply for medical school entry in September 21, commented, “An inspiring talk on the realities of being a junior doctor. Thanks very much.’

Every Wednesday there is an opportunity for 3rd Years and above to gain a better understanding of various healthcare professions, how Covid-19 is impacting daily work and how the multi-disciplinary team is pulling together in this global health crisis.

Future sessions include:

Wednesday 6 May – Gastroenterologist Dr John Beckly 8-9pm
Wednesday 13 May – Physiotherapist Robert Jefferies 2:30-3:30pm
Wednesday 17 June – Radiographers Philippa Robbins, Ruth Meaddows-Taylor and Sophie Bennett

Dates and times to be confirmed with:

Speech and language therapist Jennifer Lloyd
A&E consultant Dr Bryony Hopkins
Dietician Luke Cunningham
Paediatrician Rachel Cuknell
Dentist Sarah Mount
Nurse Kirsten Leslie

Email Sarah Finnegan for the Teams code to access [email protected]

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