The beginning of November heralded my three year anniversary of Consultant-hood, and looking back over those years quite a lot has changed.
2 years and 9 months: Or is it 10? Like a whirlpool, it never ends.
Things feel jumbled, and it feels difficult to work out why, although in reality, the answer is easy, and it’s starring most of us in the face at the moment. The reason is work.
Improving Clinical Placements for Students
Concentrate on raising expectations in both the students and the staff of what students are capable of doing.
2 years & 6 months: Grief is the price we pay for love.
It turns out, that although I had gathered all those pieces of my broken heart I’d forgotten to stick them back together with anything more adhesive than tears.
2 years and 3 months: My “first” appraisal
The closest thing to an appraisal during training was ARCP, or potentially the End of Placement Review. It turns out that Consultant appraisals are quite different to ARCPs... or at the very least mine was.
Looking Back: Two years In
I was caught out on a Zoom call the other day, when I started to introduce myself as a “new Consultant” to those I hadn’t met before and saw the amused shaking eyes of those who knew me. Apparently, I am no longer “new” despite the fact I often still feel it.
18(+) months in: The Other Part of my Job (Part 1)
My job plan is for a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Simulation, with 10PAs in total, and 20% of this dedicated to simulation.
So, how did I end up with a job in EM and Simulation?
EM Resources for Medical Students
Some Medical Students may have had their placements in Emergency Departments postponed. Here are some resources that you can access from home to learn something about Emergency Medicine.
Women in Medicine and Beauty Pageants
It's International Women's Day on March 8th, and on the run up to this I've been thinking about what it means to be a woman in medicine.
#Influencers – What We Teach Whilst We’re Teaching
For good or ill, as human beings we are all swayed in our behaviour by the actions of those around us... we just can't help it, it's a fact of life.