Joe Alderman

After graduating in 2015 (MBChB Medicine), Joe has since embarked on a rewarding career as a doctor.

I'm currently an intensive care doctor and it is hectic! An average day involves looking after some of the sickest patients in the hospital; I'm learning to place invasive lines to monitor patients' blood and vital signs, and becoming familiar with managing people who are on life support machines. It's often stressful but never boring.

Joe Alderman

MBChB Medicine (2015)

“It's a big transition to go from healthcare student to healthcare professional. Birmingham gave me a fantastic foundation from which to build my career, and has given me the confidence I need to be successful in the future.”

As an academic doctor I balance my clinical work each month with research, and hope to lead a fascinating project looking at the interface between technology and wellness in 2017.

I do miss the University grounds; nowhere at work has quite the same charm as strolling through Chancellor's Court on my familiar walk from the Guild to the Medical School.

It's a big transition to go from healthcare student to healthcare professional. Birmingham gave me a fantastic foundation from which to build my career, and has given me the confidence I need to be successful in the future. Just as important as the educational opportunities for me were the extracurricular activities. I have no doubt that my participation with RAG, life support training and student politics contributed hugely to the person and clinician I am today.