Living with cameras
Jenny Blythe finds out what it's like to be a TV star
How would you feel if you were followed around by a television camera while at medical school? That is what happened to Liam Hannaway from the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff, who graduated earlier this year. During his final year at medical school, he was filmed for a television series called The Med School. I spoke to Liam on the night that the series was due to be televised to find out how intrusive the whole experience had been.
“I'd always wondered how these documentaries were made,” Liam said, “So after I was asked, I knew that I'd regret it if I didn't take part - and overall, the whole experience was better and less intrusive than I thought it would be.” The television crew filmed a medical student from each year at Cardiff, as well as a dental student and a physiotherapy student. “From the outset,