Rewarding in every way.
My Diagnostic Radiographer,
My Medical Social Worker,
My Prosthetist & Orthotist,
Make a career switch.
When COVID-19 struck and the call came for volunteers to join the dormitory medical post team, I hesitated. However, as the virus continued to spread, I felt the need to contribute.
I was neither fearful nor surprised when I was deployed to the front lines. As a medical social worker, I know the services we provide are essential.
Senior Respiratory Therapist Emelin Tan works closely with a team of medical professionals in the fight against COVID-19 at both the National Centre for Infectious Diseases and Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
Many people many not realise this, but diagnostic radiographers play a crucial role in fighting the COVID-19 virus.
Presented with the lives of those who have fallen through the cracks, Gideon Ng couldn’t help but feel inclined towards a career where he could make a difference in the lives of others. Social work seemed like the perfect fit.
I wasn’t fearful to care for potential COVID-19 cases as an occupational therapist. I thought that it was going to be the same as attending to patients in an isolation ward. My parents who are residing in China were more worried than I was.
Owing to my days as a Red Cross cadet, my interest in a healthcare career had been piqued at a young age. Medicine or nursing may have seemed like obvious choices, but I wasn't convinced.
It all started when my older sister, a social worker, introduced me to speech therapy and encouraged me to pursue it as my career.
It all began when Evelyn’s friend was able to engage in personally meaningful activities thanks to the help of an occupational therapist, who taught her how to use a computer again with the help of adaptive equipment.
There were healthcare scholarships for commonly-known professions but what intrigued me was respiratory therapy. The more I read about the profession, the more interested I was.
I had always wanted to work in the healthcare sector. After some research, I chanced upon an unusual profession that few have heard of: Prosthetist and Orthotist.
As a young ballerina, I was accustomed to the rigorous training regimen expected of me. Unfortunately, it took a toll on my foot.
The first time I crossed paths with a social worker was just after my A level examinations.
"Are you going to be a radio DJ (disc jockey)?" I get that a lot when I tell people my course of study.
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