BSc Psychology and MSc Physician Associate Studies. Class of 2019. Healthcare Hero.
Graduating to the front-line of the COVID-19 response. Aimee Ehrenzeller has been diagnosing patients in a COVID hot hub.
Psychology Alumna Aimee Ehrenzeller wasn’t sure what path to take after finishing school. ‘’I wasn't engaging well with school and I didn't see a particularly bright future for myself ‘’, Aimee explained. However, Aimee decided that because Psychology was the A Level she enjoyed the most, she would apply to study a Psychology degree.
We asked Aimee why she choose Swansea University to study Psychology;
‘’I was mostly interested in choosing somewhere where I would be happy, supported and mentally stimulated. Swansea drew me in with the community feel of the campus, the parks and the beaches.’’
"I was very fortunate to be surrounded by so many supportive and passionate people at Swansea..."
Starting her Psychology degree at Swansea, Aimee’s outlook on life changed;
‘’When I got to university, I was exposed to so many brilliant role models and it gave me a new outlook on life and what I could do if I put my mind to it. I was very fortunate to be surrounded by so many supportive and passionate people at Swansea who helped me grow from a shy person with no confidence, to a much better version of who I could be.’’
After finishing her BSc Psychology degree, Aimee went onto study an MSc in Physician Associate Studies at Swansea University. She is now working in a GP surgery diagnosing and managing a variety of conditions, ranging from minor illnesses and injuries to long term conditions such as heart failure. Aimee also runs the baby clinic at the surgery, which she says is the highlight of her job.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Aimee has been working on the frontline;
‘’Over the last few months, I have been working in a COVID hot hub, which involves assessing patients with suspected COVID to identify whether patients require hospital admission, self-care advice or even an alternative diagnosis.’’
"The most rewarding aspect of my role is the relationship I build with my patients."
When asked what has been the most rewarding aspect of her job, Aimee answered;
‘’The most rewarding aspect of my role is the relationship I build with my patients. It's great when your patient comes back to you to tell you how much better they feel since they last came, and when you can see a spring in their step that wasn't there during their last visit.’’