Where would you like your career to take you?
I would ideally like to be at the forefront of Upper GI surgery at a leading unit in the South West region. I would like to provide care in third world countries and further Global Surgery - training others in less economically developed countries to perform life-saving surgeries.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
My grandfather told me: Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu - an Ndebele (language spoken in Zimbabwe) phrase meaning a person is who they are because of the people around them. In other words, surround yourself with people who will better you and treat them with love and kindness, they will raise you a higher level than you thought possible.
What do you feel has been the biggest benefit from studying at BSMS?
BSMS’ focus on teaching communication with colleagues and patients has left me with what people say is a good patient patter and excellent relationships with my colleagues.
Describe BSMS in 3 words
Intimate. Brilliant. Fun.