On the 8th March 2022, it is International Women’s Day. However, we don’t agree with the fact that there is just one day to celebrate women! So, we are taking the whole of this week as an opportunity recognise and celebrate the tremendous efforts of our female doctors in the NHS who deliver incredible and committed care.
We got in touch with some of the inspirational women doctors who we have placed in the NHS. In this series, we find out what International Women’s Day means to these talented healthcare professionals and we get their advice on how to progress in your career as a female doctor.
In part three, we interviewed Dr. Asha.
“It’s an incredible feeling when I hear my child tell his friends proudly about his mother’s achievements.”
1. What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate Women’s achievements and an opportunity to promote women’s empowerment and equality.
2. What’s your advice to women wanting to pursue their dreams to become a doctor?
My advice to women wanting to pursue their dream to become a doctor would be to go for it. Make sure you chase your dream against all odds. Nothing is impossible if you put your heart and soul into it.
3. What is your proudest achievement to date?
It’s an incredible feeling when I hear my child tell his friends proudly about his mother’s achievements.
4. Are there any female healthcare workers/teachers/mentors who inspire you to continue learning and providing care?
I was always amazed and inspired by Dr. Ida Scudder’s dedication and commitment. She is so inspiring, she chose to study medicine in order to be able to help the poor patients in remote areas which had no sterile health facilities. She founded one of the most prestigious medical colleges in India, in which I’m proud to have trained!
Are you looking for a new role within the NHS?
We’re committed to helping champion diversity and inclusion in the NHS. If you’re an international or UK-based doctor who is interested in relocating to the UK, please register your details and upload your CV today.
We have supported thousands of doctors like you to make the move before. Our dedicated onboarding experts in India as well as our award-winning digital relocation software, Red Carpet, will help relieve the administrative burden. We’ll help you apply for your visa, secure flights and accommodation, set up a bank account, tips for relocating to the UK, and much, much more.
We look forward to hearing from you.