To celebrate Healthcare Science Week, we were delighted to welcome Georgie Conrich-Wilks to talk to students about her role as a Trainee Clinical Scientist.
From Year 9, Georgie was keen to pursue a career in Medicine, and took Biology, Chemistry and Maths for A level. She took a gap year after school to work as a Healthcare Assistant to support her university application, and was rewarded with four interviews for Medicine. However, during her second interview Georgie had a eureka moment, and realised that Medicine was not the route she wanted, so she accepted a place to read Biomedical Sciences at York University. Her goal was to gain a place on the prestigious Scientist Training Programme, which she is now on.
As a Clinical Scientist, Georgie supports the whole patient pathway, is involved in 80% of clinical decisions and increasingly has direct contact with patients. Georgie has no regrets about not becoming a Doctor and feels that even if she had studied Medicine, she would still have found her way into the role she now holds.
We are so grateful to Georgie for sharing her pathway and she is a fantastic example of someone who is always open and receptive to new ideas and opportunities.Categories: Careers Senior School