I am currently in my first year at Nunthorpe Sixth Form with the hope of studying medicine at university to become a doctor. I was fortunate enough to spend a week’s work experience at both a local GP surgery and the CCG offices.
Whilst at the surgery, I was able to gain an insight into some of the many roles that doctors perform on a day to day basis, including house visits. This allowed me to see just how important a surgery is to the local community and I hope to be a part of this future. Later in the week, I was able to work in the CCG and discover the roles they have in supporting the health services in the South Tees area. Whilst there I attended a Patient and Public Advisory Group (PPAG) meeting which I found very interesting as I could hear the public’s view on various topics of discussion.
I had a wonderful time on my work experience week and gained a wider perspective on the services provided for the local area. It has confirmed for me that medicine is the career that I wish to pursue and hopefully one day I will become a doctor return to the Tees Valley area.