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Annaliese is a Core Surgical Trainee in Surrey. In this film she talks about the people who encouraged her into surgery. She suggests that surgery is exciting and dynamic and she particularly likes the hands-on and practical nature of the specialty. Anneliese has been interested in surgery since medical school and here discusses the differences between life as a student and life as a surgeon.
Su-Anna is a Consultant Paediatric Urologist based at St Georges Hospital in South London. Su-Anna is on College council. Su-Anna enjoys the hands-on element of surgery and is currently restoring a cottage in Greece.
Laurie is an Associate Specialist in ENT based at Plymouth. Laurie moved to the UK from America in the early 1980s and currently supports the GB Olympic Dive team.
David is a plastic surgeon based at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Outside of his clinical commitments David is on College council and is an Examiner. Outside of surgery David's interests include pig keeping.
Mehtab is an ST3 in General Surgery in the West Midlands rotation. Mehtab applied to her training programme during the first wave of MMC via the MTAS system.
Antonella is an Academic Foundation Trainee in London. Antonella has been in the Army for four years and has recently been promoted to Captain.
Ammar is an Academic Foundation Trainee in Wessex who is currently working in Neurosurgery. Ammar was president of his surgical society in Birmingham during his medical degree.
Rajiva is a Consultant General Surgeon from the Grampian. He sub-specialises in Colorectal Surgery. Rajiva had his training and experience in India recognised via the Article 14 route.
Scarlett is an Orthopaedic Consultant from Eastbourne. She is the Clinical Director for Medical Education for her trust and is a black belt in Karate.
Chris Davis is a core trainee in London. He recommends a number of ways to help take the first step towards a career in surgery.
Sanja grew up and trained in the former Yugoslavia, coming to Britain following the outbreak of war in the early 1990s. Her father was a Neurosurgeon and she inherited his curiosity and is now a paediatric surgeon in Hull.
David is a trainee in Cardiothoracic surgery. He enjoys both the time he spends in theatre and with patients, particularly seeing the difference surgery has made to their lives. Outside of work, David enjoys karate and teaches this regularly.
Helen knew from childhood that she wanted to be a surgeon. She had her three children during her surgical training and is now a consultant Neurosurgeon.
Paul is a Core Trainee in General Surgery the North west rotation. His interest in surgery was secured during his elective in Tanzania.
Helen is a Consultant ENT Surgeon based in Middlesbrough. Helen undertook some of her training flexibly and has a Masters in clinical education. Helen is currently the Associate Postgraduate Dean for Specialty training in the Northern Deanery.
Joseph is a final year medical student at Birmingham Medical School. Joseph is currently preparing himself for his future career.
Gill is a Consultant Urologist in Bolton. Her interest in science at school has translated well into her surgical career and she enjoys the immediate results she sees in her patients after surgery. Outside surgery, she is a keen fan of football and of her cat, Pushkin.
Simon is a Paediatric surgeon in London. He originally chose to enter medical school as his drama teacher suggested this was a better option than the stage. He enjoys the quick results surgery provides and finds it a rewarding career.
Helen is a Maxillofacial Surgeon specialising in Facial Deformity and Skull Base Surgery. She originally planned to pursue a career in art but found the dramatic impact that facial surgery can have on her patients’ lives very rewarding. She has two children and advocates taking a lot of holidays!
Makani is an Associate Specialist in General Surgery, as well as being the Clinical Innovation and Improvement Lead in his Trust. This role has allowed him to diversify his work life to include more focus on his interests in improving patient safety.