Posted in July 2013

Life After Fellowship

Life After Fellowship

Finishing Fellowship training is one of the most exciting times in a doctor’s life. Many of us have spent our entire adult lives on the pathway from first year medical student to medical specialist; for GPs this process takes at least 10-12 years and often much longer. Sure, there are forks in the road along the … Continue reading

My Happiness Is…

My Happiness Is…

Happiness is… A warm bath on a cold day A sunset so beautiful you are don’t want to blink Not having to do another exam ever again A pat on the back for a job well done Sharing a pillow with the one you love, or at least the one you fancy A day spent … Continue reading

Sorry… But Are You Really a Doctor?

Sometimes I get the distinct impression that the general public believe that doctors graduate from medical school as middle aged men. This attitude presents itself repeatedly in social situations. Many times when meeting new people I have mentioned that I work at the local hospital or GP clinic, only to be met with the response “oh, … Continue reading

Sometimes, you just have to laugh

Sometimes, you just have to laugh

Yesterday, I saw a great RT from Jocelyn Lowinger (@DrJoLow) on the subject of laughing at oneself: I didn’t think that I’d be acting on its advice so soon, but such is the sometimes absurd nature of travel. Ridiculous situations do arise! This morning, I woke at the horrifically early time of 4am to get … Continue reading

Old Friends and Fine Wine

Old Friends and Fine Wine

The locum life is great for many reasons. I get to travel to lots of different places, discover beautiful parts of the country and have unforgettable adventures. One of the downsides is that I’m usually on my own and being a solo traveller does come with its own challenges. A magical moment is never quite … Continue reading