13 Mar 2016

my week #204

This week was another where there was a junior doctor strike here in the UK. The lack of media coverage was a bit disappointing because this is an issue that will affect everyone, regardless if you're in the healthcare profession or not.

Anyway, I don't want to get into the politics of it all. I'm still on surgery placement and this week was orthopaedics. With only three more weeks left of surgery, I'm a little sad that it has all passed so quickly. Next week is urology, a specialty I'm seriously considering as a career in the future because the anatomy interests me, I love renal physiology (but not renal medicine as a specialty!) and the fact that robots are used in urology surgery! It's all still early days though so we'll see how I find next week. Hopefully, I'll be able to get onto a foundation programme with a urology rotation so I can make a more definitive decision.

How has your week been?


  1. I dunno; I'm in the US and saw the story a couple of times watching BBC America news in the mornings. Hope it goes well; the only reason that I can discern for working junior doctors past exhaustion is, "Well, *I* had to do it, and look what a fine doctor it made me!"

  2. Angela,
    This must mark your fourth year of doing My Week posts? Congratulations.

    1. Hey Steve! Almost four years! Not quite :-) Thanks - it's a weird feeling to know that I've been blogging for so long. Can't imagine how it must feel for you and Philofaxy! x

    2. Yes nearly 7 years for me, 6 years full time! But I enjoy every minute of it :)