“Our actions revolve around patients” - meet Kamilla
My position at Roche involves considerable contact with patients every day. What is equally interesting is - it also gave me a unique opportunity to train some healthcare professionals who are far more senior than me. How fascinating is that?
It was a Monday morning when I came to work early at 7am, waiting eagerly for two senior hematologists to arrive at our office in Burgess Hill, UK. For the very first time, I would be undertaking a new role to deliver advanced training to the hematologists on Roche’s machine. The goal is for them to return to their lab after the training with confidence, and run tests for patients using our Roche instruments efficiently.
Having 3 years of experience at the time, I was beyond excited - yet a bit nervous that I was really going to upskill those seniors who had practiced in their field for almost 20 years. But I went for it, with tremendous support from my managers and the team including my colleague Kiran who joined me to prepare for the events. Before the D-day, we even stayed up until midnight to ensure everything was ready (and to enjoy some good wine together - a treat for our hard work!)
You might be wondering how the day went so in short, the training marked one of my best days at work with Roche because it was a great success! Despite the rainy October weather outside, we had a fantastic discussion for hours inside, at our training lab. The hematologists deeply appreciated my technical knowledge, but on the other hand, I also got to learn so much from their years of scientific and laboratory expertise. It was certainly an enriching experience where we were connected not only by the shared knowledge - but also by two core things: patients’ lives and our aspiration to help bring the best diagnosis to those in need.