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A Therapeutic Radiographer by qualification, Wendi has recently joined Chester Medical School at the University of Chester, having worked in the NHS for nearly 30 years – the past 14 of which have been in radiotherapy education.

What is a typical day at work for you?

A typical day for me starts when I arrive in the office at 8am and catch up on any emails from the previous evening. I then begin to work on securing placements for our students, and if the students are out on placement, visiting them to ensure that they are supported and are meeting their objectives. I spend a lot of time on the road!

Tell us more about the placements on the MSc Physician Associate Studies course

It’s a very practical and “hands-on” course. Students spend 50% of their time in clinical placement practicing their clinical skills. The placements are a mixture of GP placements and general hospital placements, with the opportunity to spend time in surgery, emergency medicine, paediatrics, women’s health and obstetrics. This means that upon qualification a Physician Associate is ready to work in many areas of medicine.

What is your favourite part of your job?

My favourite part of my job is getting to know the students. I love to see students progress into trustworthy, honest and talented professionals and I like to think that my input plays a small part in that.

What’s the best thing about working at the University of Chester?

The best thing about working at Chester is the team spirit and friendliness – you really cannot buy that!

Choose a movie title for the story of your life

To describe my life as a film title it would be Fast and Furious. I am a passionate motor sport fan and I truly believe that if you want to achieve, you have to put 110% into it.

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