Hospice Doctors Celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science

10 Feb 2022 -- Posted by : LouiseH
L – R- Junior Doctor, Charlotte Coupe, Dr Patricia Campbell and Specialist Doctor, Izzy Mitchell

With Friday 11th February, marking the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Dr Kershaw’s three female doctors joined together to celebrate the day and the impact that females have across the globe in careers like theirs.

Junior Doctor, Charlotte Coupe is on a four-month rotation at the Hospice with end-of-life care being one of her choices of placement, she spoke of her journey into a science based career: “Before applying to medical school I did some workplace shadowing of a GP. I was so impressed by the vast amount of clinical knowledge she had and her inclination to keep acquiring new knowledge. She was an incredible doctor with such a personal connection to each of her patients, who had the upmost gratitude and respect for her. I remember thinking, this is the job for me and she is who I aspire to be like.”

Dr Patricia Campbell explains why she chose to become a doctor: “I wanted to study medicine since primary school. I’ve always loved science subjects, learning about the world around us, how things work, how we are put together. I feel privileged that my career choice allows me to provide specialist palliative care and support for patients and their families at what can be a difficult time in their lives. I would definitely encourage more young girls to study STEM subjects!”

Specialist Doctor, Izzy Mitchell added: “At school I really enjoyed science and nutrition and found human biology fascinating. I applied to medicine as I wanted to work in an environment where I cared for different people each day using my scientific knowledge.”

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