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November 20, 2020

Jude Vethanayagam, Apotex

Job Title

Global Director of Corporate Quality Audit

Skills you rely on most in your role:

Critical thinking & problem solving

In high school, I would have been voted most likely to:     

Run for public office

Question from Jenna in Vancouver, BC

“What are the two main skills you think you need to work in health/medicine?”

Hello Jenna!
  1. Critical thinking & problem solving
This is a must. There are varying definitions out there describing critical thinking, but from my perspective, it’s simple. You should be able to analyze the facts and data objectively and rationally to make informed decisions that are not influenced by opinions and perceptions.

Jenna, if you have a passion for this field, critical thinking will naturally come your way. Go for it!
  1. Organizational & time management skills
No matter what profession you are looking at, these jobs are demanding. You should be able to work on multiple time-sensitive priorities simultaneously, and developing these lifelong skills early during your high school years will help you reach the sky in your chosen career. So, start getting organized and allocate your time appropriately for screen time, studies, assignments and hobbies, and stick to the schedules. This will be a good start, Jenna.  😊
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