Love Island’s Dr Alex George has revealed he’s leaving his job in A&E after five years to train to become a General Practitioner.
The star, who appeared on Love Island 2018, shared a snap of himself masked up on the ward, and penned a message to fans.
‘CAREER UPDATE: I am leaving A&E! I have had the most incredible five years in the Emergency Department but it’s nearly time for me to move on,’ he wrote.
‘It won’t be easy but next summer I will be starting a fresh chapter. I am embarking on a new career within the medical field and am excited to have you all on this journey with me.’
In a video on his YouTube channel, the 30-year-old opened up about his experience in a busy A&E department and everything it’s taught him.
He added that he wanted to focus more on prevention of illness and progress in his career, revealing that GP training will allow him to treat people as a whole and over a long period of time.
Dr Alex has been open about his career in medicine, previously opening up on difficulties, including the ‘shock’ he felt the first time he couldn’t save a patient.
Meanwhile, during the coronavirus pandemic, he’s been offering his opinion, including on the recent news that vaccine candidates have been proven to have a 90% efficacy in preventing the virus.
Dr Alex told his viewers: ‘Of course safety’s really important. When they look at any medication, there’s multiple factors that come into play but two of the really big things we think about is does it work? Is it safe?
‘Clearly that’s very important. In this scenario, 90% is very good. If you look at things, the flu vaccine doesn’t have that level. It’s still very worthwhile and saves lives so 90% is really, really good.’
He continued: ‘Is it safe? Of course we’ve got data at the moment for a significant amount of people but what they’ll be doing now is monitoring as it goes on if this does get accepted and created as a vaccine. I would say that’s a significant number of people not to have had any side effects reported.
‘Don’t forget, any vaccination or medication has to go through rigorous testing and review to prove that it is safe.’
Credit: Original article published here.