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“Divorce” – A poem about the emotions of leaving the NHS and the medical professon

Although it’s getting easier now, making the decision to resign has been a long, drawn-out process and emotionally very challenging. It came into my mind the other day that this experience is something akin to divorce, in that I know it’s not right for me to stay, but it’s very hard to leave behind something …

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Why don’t you just finish…? Life on a conveyor belt.

You’re 15 years old. It’s careers days at school and various people are giving you talks, presentations and hand-outs about their jobs, and your careers advisor is telling you which GCSEs you’ll need to do. You’re suddenly faced with the enormity of the decision: what do I do with my life? Medicine was always the …

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Alternative Careers and Wellbeing for Doctors: a Medic Footprints affair…

I came across Medic Footprints in the way I seem to discover everything these days: Facebook. I can’t help being suspicious. In this Big Brother world we now live in, did social media know I’d been desperately googling ‘alternative careers for doctors’ over the last few months? I wouldn’t be surprised if they did. In …

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