Lieutenant Victor Hudson-Shaw MD
Hudson-Shaw is tall and lean, dark brown hair and blue eyes. He has strongly defined features and a ready smile Extensive training and hands-on experience means he is calm, collected and decisive during medical emergencies. He works well under pressure and has a reputation for getting the job done, as efficiently as possible. These traits give him a relaxed and assured manner, that puts patients at ease and enables him to easily communicate at all levels, from crewmen to admirals; civilians to dignitaries. He has a quick wit, a ready sense of humor and is not above being the butt of his own jokes. A competent professional, he maintains a veneer of medical detachment, but is quietly compassionate and feels the pain of losing a patient.
Hudson-Shaw is an excellent physician, professional and dedicated.
In addition to his standard medical qualifications he has specialized in surgery, trauma and emergency procedures; prosthetics and cybernetics. He also has interest in holistic and naturalistic medicine treatments.
He is a qualified small-craft pilot, a skill that began through restoring and flying a battered old surplus Shuttle with his younger brother as a teenager growing up at New Berlin Colony on Earth’s Moon.
Hudson-Shaw is also an avid fencer, making the Academy Fencing Team during his training. In turn he is unexpectedly competent in unarmed combat, a bonus from his medical training and knowing just where to strike an opponent to get the right results.
He avoids caffeine and other strong stimulants as he prefers not to have his hands tremble when using a laser scalpel.
Born in 2260 on Earth’s Moon at the New Berlin Colony, Hudson-Shaw is the youngest of three children. His father was a civilian doctor at the colony, his mother a Starfleet Engineer, specializing in colony and space station power systems.
He had a happy and uneventful childhood, he and his older brother Alex followed in their parents chosen careers, Victor choosing medicine and Alex choosing engineering.
Victor first began studying medicine at the age of sixteen, taking additional classes while at still at school. After graduating he moved to Earth and took his medical doctorate at the London School of Medicine. As soon as he had graduated, in 2083, he entered the Starfleet Medical Academy.
With the tension between the Klingon Empire and the Federation growing he took optional additional training at the regular fleet academy to undertake a series of starship operations related courses, giving him an understanding of Command, Security, Tactical and Operations functions. These seemed prudent as there was a distinct possibility that Federation Klingon Cold War could once again turn hot.
Graduating in 2285, his first assignment, as an Ensign, was aboard the Constitution Class, USS Nova Scotia patrolling the Romulan Neutral zone. In 2387 he was promoted to Second Lieutenant and transferred to the Antares Class, USS Clarke, specializing in non-humanoid biology, for a two year Bio Survey mission to find new systems for future colonies.
Returning in 2389 he spent a year as a Junior Lecturer in Non-humanoid Biology at the Starfleet Medical Academy and wrote two papers for the Starfleet Medical Journal on medical discoveries from the Clarke mission. In 2390 he was promoted to Lieutenant and back with the fleet, becoming Assistant Chief Medical Officer aboard the USS Memphis, an Achernar Class, engaged in combating the activities of Orion crime syndicate.
In 2392, returning from a period of shore leave his shuttle was captured by an Orion raider. Hudson-Shore and the other five personnel were sold into slavery. As a Doctor his skills were in demand and he spent the next three months being passed around amongst a series of criminal ships and groups. Until being sold to the master of the Half a chance.
A month after that came his first real chance at escape…
2278 – 2283 London School of Medicine, Earth
2283 – 2285 Starfleet Medical Academy
2285 – 2287 Ensign Medical Officer USS Nova Scotia
2287 – 2289 2nd Lt Medical Officer USS Clarke
2289 – 2290 Lt Junior Lecturer Starfleet Medical Academy
2290 – 2292 Lt. Assistant Chief Medical Officer USS Memphis
2292 – 2292 Captive of the Orion syndicate
2292 – Lt. Chief Medical Officer USS Minerva