My name is Charnelle and I'm a 23 year old final year medical student (about time!!). I grew up in London with 2 younger brothers and my parents and then moved away for uni when I turned 18
My Typical Day:
A typical day for me involves going on the ward and being in clinics to pick up as many skills as I possibly can before I graduate and also spending a bit of time in the library to make sure I actually know what I’m doing!
Spending the Prize Money:
If I won £500 prize I would donate it to the Widening Access to Medicine society at my university to help them to continue in their work of encouraging children from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter into medicine.
Quick Fire Questions
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Caring, funny and home-body
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
Burgers – all day, every day
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
No, I was a goody two shoes
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Helped to encourage a patient to open up to her boyfriend about her depression and managed to get her to agree and sign up to counselling.
What or who inspired you to do your job?
Doctor’s who cared for family members in the past.
If you weren't in healthcare, what job would you do?
I’d probably be doing something to do with social action so helping the homeless and those suffering from abuse.
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
1) That I’d be an amazing doctor 2) That I could eat all the burgers I wanted without gaining weight 3) That I could have more wishes
Tell us a joke.
What happens to a frog’s car when it breaks down? It gets toad away.