The beginning of August marked me being in post for 9 months, as well as heralding a new intake of junior doctors, and saying good bye to those moving on. Those of you following my #KW5years tweets might remember that I was assigned my first ever trainee in January, and I was pretty keen to get … Continue reading 9 Months In: Did I Make A Good Supervisor?
'I will never ask you to do anything that I wouldn’t do myself.' - Louis Bloom
We encourage our juniors to call us by our first names, firmly believing that in doing so we are removing any barriers that may stop them asking us for help. Could our perceived flattening of the hierarchy actually be creating new barriers?
I’ve been in post for six months now and I can finally say with confidence that I feel as though I have “settled in”. How do I know that I’ve settled in? Re-reading my last blog after three months it’s pretty clear that I wasn’t sure then, and in retrospect even more clear that I … Continue reading Six Months In and I Feel Like I Belong
'I would certainly strongly recommend that he does not return to his former type of work and the pressures that this involves.'
You are important and deserve to be treated well. But, if you don’t think of yourself, if you don’t respect yourself, if you don’t prioritize yourself, why should anyone else?
Yes I was battered and bruised, and no I wasn't capable of fulfilling all the duties of a consultant but despite this I still had a role to play, a way I could contribute to the specialty that I loved, a reason to belong in EM. For the first time in nearly two years I wasn't just a problem, I was a solution.