Cardiologist Dr David Pitcher, former president of the Resuscitation Council UK, visited Christopher Whitehead Language College
A TOP cardiologist recently inspired future medics at Worcester’s Christopher Whitehead Language College. Here Year 12 pupil Lucy Stokes, reports what happened:
ON Wednesday, June 14, several aspiring medics were granted the opportunity to talk to Dr David Pitcher, former president of the Resuscitation Council UK and cardiologist.
We, the students, found Dr Pitcher inspiring due to his passion and enthusiasm for medicine, and as we too have an interest it was great to hear stories of how enjoyable the career actually is.
We discussed ideas that the Resuscitation Council (UK) is currently working on and it was fascinating to hear about future progress, that one day we might experience – and maybe even have to enforce as medics ourselves.
Dr Pitcher also reviewed how medicine has progressed over time. He even brought in modern and old pacemakers and stethoscopes to show us the physical differences as well as talking about how hospitals themselves have adapted with technology.
Being in Year 12, we were truly grateful for his advice on the medicine-based application courses at university and as it is such a competitive course, it was useful to hear what is beneficial and what we can do further than simply getting the grades.
We are thankful to have had the opportunity to meet Dr Pitcher. He was really positive about us in regard to becoming future medics and could not have given greater feedback about working in medicine.
He was truly encouraging and left us even more determined to pursue our desired careers.