• Question: What made you want to become an health care professional?

    Asked by Jojo to Deborah, Ali, Adrian, Rob on 7 Nov 2017. This question was also asked by Lily Herd.
    • Photo: Deborah Draycott

      Deborah Draycott answered on 7 Nov 2017:

      I think my interest in biology and the human body took me down the science route. Doing a job that makes a difference to people’s lives and working as part of a bigger team were also quite important. I was never interested in a routine office type of role, so something with lots of variety and continuing challenges was more appealing.

    • Photo: Adrian Taylor

      Adrian Taylor answered on 8 Nov 2017:

      As per my bio I was going out with a trainee psychiatric nurse at the time and found I really enjoyed helping here with her course work, so applied.

    • Photo: Ali Blatcher

      Ali Blatcher answered on 8 Nov 2017:

      I said on my profile watching Scrubs did it for me!

      But, in all seriousness, it is a big decision to make at 16/17 years of age and sometimes I wonder if I should have gone down a different path or if I should have done a different degree and entered at graduate level, which you can do.

      Why I chose it was because science and the human body interested me, and I liked the idea of working with all types of people from all sorts of places. My interests have now changed towards preventative healthcare and mental health, rather than working on the wards, which is also possible with medicine!

    • Photo: Robert Cullum

      Robert Cullum answered on 8 Nov 2017:

      For me it was the fact that I loved science but I wanted to work with people, and use that science to help them. I love the way that healthcare can bring together the science of disease with the art of people and their individual quirks.