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My life as a ST6 in Paediatrics

This instalment of ‘my life as doctor’ brings us a senior registrar in Paediatrics!   What training are you in? Paediatric training. I’m currently working at ST6 level.   Where are you working? Kent, Surrey, & Sussex Deanery, but ...

My life as a ST2 in Radiology

In this instalment of ‘My life as a doctor’, we find out what radiology is like from an insider!   What stage of training are you currently at? Can you outline how the training structure for Radiology works? I am currently an ST2. Ra...

My life as a ST4 in Old Age Psychiatry

In this instalment of My life as a doctor, we’re investigating what it’s like to be in old age psychiatry! What stage of your training are you in? I am training in old age psychiatry (higher specialty training), and I’m at ST4. In addit...

My life as a Geriatric consultant

This week, we explore the life of a consultant in Geriatric medicine.    What stage of your training are you in? Having completed my SpR training, I’m just finding my feet as a newly appointed consultant in Geriatric medicine. I work as a fra...

My life as a Portfolio GP

In this instalment, Dr. Luke Turley tells us what it’s like to be a portfolio doctor! What stage of your training are you in? I am a qualified GP. I passed MRCGP in 2008, and have been working as a GP since then.   Where are you based? I...

My life as a ST7 Anaesthetics Trainee

In this edition of ‘My life as…’ we’re talking to a ST7 Anaesthetics trainee   What training stage are you in? Anaesthetics training ST7 – I should begin CCT at the beginning of February.   Where are you working? S...

My life as an ST2 GP

This week, Rosalyn tells us about how she’s found her time in GP training so far! What training are you pursuing right now? GP training. I’m currently taking a year out in between ST2 and ST3 doing an OOPE working with Health Education Englan...

My life as an ST-LAT in Acute Medicine

In this ‘my life as…’, we find an ST-LAT in Acute Medicine to talk to! Where are you in your training right now? ST-LAT (locum appointment training) Acute Medicine – that makes me ST4. I didn’t pass my PACES by end of co...

My life as an Emergency Medicine SHO

Where are you in your training? I am currently a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Leicester University. I have finished my FY1 and FY2 and this is currently my “F3” before applying for ACCS (Emergency Medicine) next year.   Where are you working?...

My life as a Cardiology Registrar (ST6)

Continuing our ‘my life as a…’ series this week, we have an anonymous cardiology registrar nearing the end of their specialty training.   Where are you at right now? I’m in Cardiology, recently started ST6. I’m in t...

My life as a Anaesthetic post-Registrar

Messly is introducing a new series: ‘My life as a…’ – where we pick the brains of professionals at all stages across the country about their careers, their highs and lows, and their experiences with training. For our first int...

My life at Ada Health: Vishaal Virani

Consider yourself as a budding entrepreneur? Want to use your medical expertise to do something different? Look no further than Vishaal Virani. He’s someone who’s taken a less-than-conventional route through medicine and is now seeking to...

My life as a woman in surgery: Clare Marx

  A pioneer in her field, she broke boundaries never broken before. But beyond that, she was a leading orthopaedic surgeon in her field. This week we speak to Miss Clare Marx, former President of the Royal College of Surgeons and now with the FM...

My life as an Innovation Director: Tony Young

The NHS needs to constantly adapt and change to meet the ever-growing needs of the population. To that extent, we have with us Professor Tony Young, the youngest ever Director of Innovation at Anglia Ruskin University and also leader of the NHS Direc...

My life as a Medical Director: Peter Lees

Today… we hear from an up and coming area of medicine that more and more people are interested in: Medical Leadership and Management. We speak to the leader, and founder, Mr Peter Lees. A graduate of Manchester and Southampton Universities, Mr ...

My life as the Chair of the Royal College of Paediatrics: Neena Modi

As we near the close of speciality applications, we’re interviewing key members in each speciality to help those who are still undecided! Today, we bring you the views of Professor Neena Modi, she balances her time as a Professor and Honorary C...

My life as a Medical Registrar: The Facebook Medical Registrar

This week our specialty guest interview features Facebook’s The Medical Registrar. The traditional ‘workhorse’ of  the hospital, we discussed the increasing pressures on medical registrars, the state of training and top tips for th...

My life as a the Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners: Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard

Today… rounding off our general practice week is, as promised, Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard! The current chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners.   She topped the listed of the most influential GPs in 2016 by Pulse magazine and is o...

My life as a GUM/HIV Specialist: Deborah Kirkham

Our specialty guest interview this week features Dr Deborah Kirkham. Deborah is an ST5 sexual health doctor in Manchester. Her specialism is GUM and HIV. She has completed 2 clinical fellowships including the National Medical Director’s CF last ye...

My life as a GP training in Sport and Exercise Medicine

Our specialty guest interview features Dr Patrick O’Halloran this week, a GP now training in sport and exercise medicine (SEM) in Birmingham. This interest has taken him across the world as a doctor in sporting competitions such as the Commonw...

My life as a specialty Anaesthetist: Dr Helgi Johannsson

This week Dr Helgi Johannsson is talking to us about Anaesthetics. A seasoned blogger on all things TGDed (trauma gas education) he is a consultant anaesthetist and clinical director for theatres, anaesthesia, pre-op assessment and pain at Imperi...

My life as a Paediatrician: Dr Kiel Shiels

Our specialty guest interview features Dr Keir Shiels this week, who is something of a household name after starring on the BBC 3 series Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands. After studying on Cambridge’s Graduate Medicine course he moved ...

My life as a Professor of Emergency Medicine

This week Professor Simon Carley is giving us an insight into the fast paced world of emergency medicine. A professor of EM in Manchester, an active EM consultant and an associate dean of HENW; Simons somehow also finds the time to be a leading voi...

My life as a Vascular/General Surgeon: Stella Vig

This week Ms Stella Vig is giving us her insights into training as a surgeon. With a reputation as one of the most demanding specialties, we are looking to de-myth the specialty and understand more about what it takes to be successful. Ms Vig is a...

My life as a GP: Ahmed Rashid

This week Ahmed Rashid is giving us an insight into GP training. Listed as the 6th most powerful GP in 2015 by Pulse magazine, (before he had even completed his training!) Ahmed combines academia with clinical work. Initially following a path into ca...

My life as an Intensive Care Registrar

This week The Intensive Care Registrar from Facebook is giving us an insight into training in ICM. With the introduction of single-specialty ICM training, entry into the specialty can now be made from both anaesthetists and medicine after core tra...


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