Lisa Hallam attended The Queen’s School 1995-2005 and went on to study medicine at the University of Birmingham. She was never one of those people who know from an early age what they want to do, but having an aptitude for science and maths and aspiring to a career with lots of contact with people made medicine seem like a good choice!

She is now a GP trainee and has left Birmingham for rural Shropshire. Whilst working in medicine she has also completed a Diploma in Medical Education (The University of Dundee) and a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists). She has done a lot of work in supporting new junior doctors and helping them become familiar with the demanding working environment.

Lisa studied Chemistry, Biology and Maths at A-level with History at AS level. These subjects, and the support of the teachers at Queen’s, built the foundations for her degree and gave her the skills and curiosity needed for the lifelong learning required to be a doctor. Lisa finds general practice to be a hugely rewarding, though at times challenging, profession and feels that this is the right choice for her. Going forward she’s looking to continue her involvement in medical education and would like to further her role in women’s health.