Doctor Christine Chapel

Name: Christine Chapel
Rank: Commander
Position: Chief Medical Officer (NCC-1701)

Starfleet History
2266: Assigned to USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) as Head Nurse
2372: Enters Medical School
2376: Graduates Medical School promoted to Lieutenant Commander and reassigned to USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) as Assistant Chief Medical Officer
2379: Promoted to Commander and named Chief Medical Officer

Personal History
While training to be a scientist, Chapel was a student in Dr. Roger Korby's class. They fell in love and became engaged. Following her fiancé's disappearance on the planet Exo III, she abandoned a career in bio-research for a position in Starfleet, in the hopes that a deep-space assignment would one day reunite them. In 2266, Lieutenant Chapel was assigned to the USS Enterprise, serving as head nurse under Chief Medical Officer Doctor Leonard McCoy. That year, she assisted McCoy with Joe Tormolen's ultimately unsuccessful surgery to repair a damaged intestine, pronouncing him dead. On stardate 2712.4, the Enterprise reached Exo III. Korby was found, exploring and exploiting a sophisticated android manufacturing technology, the legacy of a long-dead civilization. Korby had replaced his own damaged body, transplanting his personality into an android replica, and had built himself a beautiful companion, Andrea. After exhibiting his madness, the android Korby was destroyed. Initially, Chapel doubted if she should stay aboard, but she elected to remain with the Enterprise throughout the five-year mission. In addition to a professional friendship with Doctor McCoy, Chapel was particularly close to Uhura.

Chapel was on the Enterprise when it encountered the planet killer and was thrust into a different quantum reality and the year 2372. After arriving in the new time period Christine left the Enterprise for medical school returning at her request in 2376 to be McCoy's new Assistant. When the Enterprise was turned into a training ship and McCoy left with Captain Kirk Chapel was promoted to Commander and named Chief Medical Officer.

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