• Question: are any of your family members doctors or work within health and social?

    Asked by bmtwigger to Ali on 4 Nov 2017.
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      Ali Blatcher answered on 4 Nov 2017:

      Bmtwigger, a good question.

      None of my family are in healthcare. My parents were both French teachers and my sister did languages at uni, so I am an anomaly in the family!

      I do find this difficult sometimes when they do not understand the medical terms that I use at the dinner table and do not understand about the long and hard hours that I work.

      You find at medical school that a lot of medics come from families of doctors. I guess it means that Iv chosen to do it myself and knew that I wanted to do it.

      Are your family medics?