Fear of failure and why I haven’t left medicine yet

We’re delighted to introduce our newest guest writer, Freehearted Medic, a fellow career-questioning doctor and writer who is at the beginning of the transition journey. Love this article? Check out the blog for more. It’s been a number of years since I realised that medicine isn’t the profession for me. This process has been destructive, …

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Ok… so this is a bit embarrassing. On last week’s Real Reflective Practice on the theme of ‘Creativity’, I opened the show with a story about a song I wrote to help me learn about leukaemia in med school, and I said I would share the full lyrics after the show. I’m now slightly regretting …

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Chin up

So last week was mental health awareness week. I feel like this year it’s come at a particularly poignant time, with mental wellbeing taking a universal nosedive thanks to Covid-19. The UN actually released guidance this week around supporting mental health in the wake of this pandemic, so it’s clearly a significant issue. And in …

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