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Geeta Kapoor (2003)

Geeta Kapoor (2003) tells us what she has been doing since leaving St James.

Geeta Kapoor
Geeta Kapoor

I am a radiologist specialising in musculoskeletal imaging (MSK), which is the imaging of disorders of the bones, joints and soft tissues. I completed my undergraduate degree, then spent two years as a junior doctor before starting my 5 years in radiology training with my final year spent specialising in musculoskeletal imaging. I currently work at the Norfolk and Norwich University where I completed my training and am about to begin a one year fellowship in Toronto starting in July 2018. I have spent some time working at Great Ormond Street Hospital over the past 6 months to increase my experience in musculoskeletal paediatric imaging.

Most of all I love working with people - and being there for patients, sometimes at their most scared and vulnerable. My job is really quite diverse: from reporting plain radiographs, CT and MRI studies to performing ultrasound which is also used to guide injections and biopsies as well as more interventional procedures such as CT guided nerve root injections and bone biopsies. I enjoy working within a great team and my role has also allowed me to teach undergraduates and radiology trainees. I have recently become more involved in management projects such as implementing new IT software.

I hope to complete my year in Toronto learning and improving my skills in musculoskeletal imaging as well as having a great time in a new city! I hope to return to the UK to take up a consultant post, which will allow me to be involved in radiology training and improvement projects.

For students looking to get into this area I’d recommend trying to do some medical work experience, talking to staff - for example, nurses and junior doctors - finding out the things they enjoy and find difficult. What do you worry about or fear? I worried about treating sick children and so spent a summer working in a children’s hospice. By doing this I realised children are a lot stronger than I gave them credit for!

St James gave me a well rounded education and I have many fond memories particularly of the plays we put on and the lacrosse trips!
 

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