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Mother, wife, doctor, former webmonkey. Lover of all things modern.  Serial experimenter, will give anything a shot once.  Ate a deep fried cricket once.  Giant scarves, bright colours, arm candy.  Pastry fiend.  Likes bright colours.  Will never be cool. Has the best friends anyone could ask for.  Loves scented candles.  Terrible procrastinator.  Loves DVF.  Yes it’s the same cyberchiq/astro-g/missg in case you were wondering.  Collector of 80s toys denied to her as a child.  Online shopper extraordinaire!  Lover and a fighter.  Artist and a scientist.

*All of the posts on this blog are my personal opinion and in no way constitute professional medical advice.

5 comments

  1. Hi would absolutely love to get some advice from you about progressing on the Med path, I can’t remember exactly what I was googling when I came across your blog but your experiences are intriguing and I have been thinking about doing Med for about 10 years now… (finished Dent instead) I’d be grateful for the opportunity to chat!
    Thanks so much!

  2. Hi,
    I have a few questions:
    1. Did you ever consider doing paeds training instead?Im thinking between the two and cant seem to decide.
    2. I have come across a lot of physician trainees who are generally very unhappy with their jobs. Do you enjoy going to work every day? Do you ever think that you should have opted for some other speciality?

    Cheers

    1. Hi Sarah,

      Not for one second re: paeds, I couldn’t bear to face terminally ill children.
      As for BPT – being a reg sucks. It’s awful. But it makes you. If you can stand a few years of pain for a lifetime of gain, it is worth it in the end. The hospital is a tiny box that no one steps out of or leaves, but once you’re through those exams and finally getting some control back of your life, there’s no better feeling. Most people in the system can’t see past it but there’s a whole world beyond residency and registrarship and it’s yours. I love geriatric medicine and I love coming to work – my patients are gorgeous and geriatricians are nice people. I nearly did resp, gastro and neuro! Loved them all! But ultimately I went for getting along with colleagues, and a patient population I liked very much. At the end of the day if you can put prestige and all the rest of it aside, and really think about who you are, who you like to treat, and who you like to work with, the answers become very easy. Every step of the way I’ve had no clue what I wanted and have more or less landed here, but I’m so glad for it. Hope that helps, more than happy to answer any more questions.

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