“I ended up as a cardiologist by chance. As a young fellow at high school, I was good at mathematics and technical drawing together with physics and chemistry and thought my career would be in engineering. As fate would have it, I had the opportunity to do work experience in a local civil engineering company at that time. Not understanding what civil engineering was, over two weeks I observed mainly office based work focusing on retaining walls and draining systems. Unfortunately, I don’t think that is was a fair representation of the breadth and interest that engineering could offer, but I didn’t know that and I was no longer enthusiastic about engineering from the experience. Read more...

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