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My boss looks tired. He’s had a cough for the past week and his temper is short. I don’t like to bother him but I shelve my scruples and ask: ‘Would it be all right if we did some assessments?’ I feel guilty as he sighs: ‘Do you mind if we do them next week?’
Tags: competency-based assessments, junior doctors
I am disappointed to see that I am merely as expected.
Tags: performance, appraisal, junior doctors
I recently had one of those rare but very welcome letters of praise from a patient. It meant a lot, as you can sometimes feel isolated being a junior doctor in a primary care setting
Tags: extra sessions, junior doctors, general practice
I keep going on self-improvement courses. In fact, I’ve been on so many now that I am probably almost perfect.
Tags: juniors, self-management, work-life balance
Regional services intervened when the juniors at one hospital had their two on-call rooms and obstetrics mess taken away.
Tags: juniors, working conditions
Tags: junior doctors, specialist training, careers, modernising medical careers
I've asked to see a female GP. It's not because I doubt the competence of the male partners, but because I am presenting with what I presume is lactational mastitis.
Tags: Primary care, medical education and training, child healthcare, maternity services, women's health, general practice, obs and gynae
‘How many of these will you have to do today?’ she asks.
‘Four,’ I reply.
‘No, this afternoon I’m going to do a ward round at another hospital.’
‘You see so many patients,’ she mused.
I was excising her mole. It was a 45-minute slot in a morning list, a small part of my working week, a routine procedure. Yet for her it was a much bigger part of her life.
Tags: General practice, junior doctors, specialist training
Two down and one to go... I’ve got a feeling tonight is going to be another busy one.
Tags: foundation doctors, junior doctors
I arrived early to organise myself but as soon as I walked in I was asked to certify someone’s death. Having never done this before, I asked the FY2 to come with me to make sure I was doing everything right.
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