Life through a lens
Ami Nwosu explains how good intentions to film A week in the life of a medical student descended to reinforcing the same old clichés
I am the second year representative for medical students at Liverpool. I was called to faculty in January and as I sat down, I realised immediately that something was amiss. Firstly, the medical directors were smiling, and, secondly, I was the subject of their fascination. I wondered what I had done, or what was expected of me this time: “Ami, will you star in a promotional video called A week in the life of a medical student?” Momentarily stunned, I eventually agreed and was plunged into the alternative reality of television production.
I first met the production staff before Christmas. Not knowing what to expect, I went with an open mind. The film crew was nice enough, although I was struck by how dour everyone appeared to be. They all took themselves too seriously; the office was lifeless: nobody smiled, and no one appeared to enjoy their job. My occasional