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Interview with a Medical Microbiologist: “You Never Know What’s Going to Grow”

Video   Dec 19, 2018

 

Dr Shanika Crusz is a Consultant Medical Microbiologist at Nottingham City Hospital. She loves what she does, and in this interview she goes through the different aspects of her career: how she got there, why she chose it and what the best part is. Full timings for each of the questions we asked her are below.

00:25 – Why did you choose microbiology?
01:06 – Why is microbiology important?
02:09 – What was your training like?
02:48 – How does it contribute to patient care?
03:48 – Tell us about a time you helped a patient
05:51 – Do you have contact with patients?
07:24 – Who do you work with?
08:51 – What is a typical day like in microbiology?
10:22 – What’s the best part of your job?
12:02 – Does it provide opportunity for research?
13:23 – Does it allow you to have a work-life balance?
14:23 – What is your advice to students?

 
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