Health & Social care student Cherrie Wall
Twenty-one-year-old Cherrie Wall’s ambition is to become an anatomical pathology technician – and she has taken the first steps to her future health service career by enrolling on a Level 3 BTec extended diploma in health and social care.
As part of the course Cherrie gained a much coveted week-long work experience placement at New Cross Hospital which has inspired her even more to strive for her dream career.
Cherrie said: “NHS placements are really hard to come by and it was an opportunity I never thought I’d get. I shadowed a doctor on the acute medical ward and was able to observe consultations of patients with a range of different conditions, look at X-rays and CT scans, and see how different blood samples are taken. It was a great experience and I found out lots about the NHS which has confirmed that this is what I want to do in the future.”
Cherrie has now applied to university to study for a BSc degree in nursing, following which she will pursue the anatomical pathology technology qualification.