Gemma TRIES HARD TO IMPRESS A TOP SURGEON AT WORK, ONLY TO FACE HIS UNWANTED ADVANCES AND BULLYING
Gemma tries to impress a top surgeon at work, only to face his unwanted advances and bullying.
In the face of the unfair treatment, Gemma has two options: keep quiet or risk her career by speaking out.
I t’s been a long, difficult road for Gemma to become a doctor and now that she is one she’s been working hard to prove herself. With ambition and a caring nature, she is perfect for her new career and has taken to it with gusto. Gemma wants to push it even further but it looks like a scorned colleague is about to thwart all her plans.
It all starts when St Michael’s Hospital, where Gemma (Julia Morris) is an intern and Abi (Natalie Saleeba) her supervisor, gets a very special guest. Dr Ryan Zanguard (John Adams) is an orthopaedic surgeon who is considered a bit of a celebrity among the medical fraternity and everyone is thrilled to work with him.
None more so than Gemma — she is hoping Dr Zanguard could help with her application for a prestigious medical placement in the US. A reference from the highly regarded surgeon would help put her in the running for the exciting opportunity.
It looks like Gemma might have her reference in the bag when Dr Zanguard takes a shine to her and appears to be impressed with her work. But
that’s not all he’s impressed with as Dr Zanguard makes a move and tries to be more than friendly with Gemma.
When Gemma, who, apart from being a professional is also head over heels in love with her husband Lewis (Gary Sweet), rejects Dr Zanguard things start to get ugly. The spurned surgeon channels his embarrassment and frustration into a bullying campaign against Gemma. In the face of the unfair and hurtful treatment, Gemma has two options: keep quiet or risk her career by speaking out.
While it doesn’t seem right that anyone should have to put up with bullying, the reality is Gemma would be up against it making claims against someone as celebrated as Dr Zanguard. There is also her bid for the US placement at risk and she doesn’t want to fail after all she’s done to achieve her goals.
She only recently passed her final exams to become a doctor after putting her medical studies on hold to raise Tilda (Madison Torres-Davy). Then when she did return to work it was as a nurse and while it was a job she loved it wasn’t quite what she’d always dreamed of doing.
And then once she moved into the internship program, Gemma struggled with the other doctors thinking she was getting special treatment because of her friendship with Abi. Once they found a solution to that problem, Gemma then pushed herself hard to prove she was more than capable of the profession, leaving Abi concerned Gemma could face burnout.
Now Gemma is in the groove and has found the balance in her personal and professional life that allows her to dream bigger. Ready to think of how she can advance her career, Gemma was keen to get some experience through the medical placement in the US.
But now it seems her whole career could be at risk as she works out how to deal with Dr Zanguard’s bullying campaign without damaging her professional prospects. Will Dr Zanguard’s influence destroy Gemma’s career?
Gemma (Julia Morris) needs the support of Dr Zanguard (John Adams) but instead he harasses her.
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