What to do when you don’t get through.

Human beings don’t like to fail.   Doctors are terrible at it.  It’s hard, especially when that failure is linked to your self-esteem, professional image, and livelihood.  But sometimes, the strong emotions that accompany failure, stop us from taking the time to consider why we may have had that outcome in the first place. Consequently, we …

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How to bake a competency cake

With the release of exam results, there is always much social media discussion – commiserations for those that had difficulty passing, jubilation from those that did, and questions from the candidates in waiting about how they should approach the challenge.  What is often forgotten is that the exams are just a ‘slice’ of attaining Fellowship …

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Now is the time to change your tack

Six months ago, or hopefully more, you set sail for ‘Destination Fellowship’ – a sometimes difficult journey fraught with unforeseen challenges interspersed with interesting facts about sometimes unfamiliar places.   The end reward of this journey is the freedom to use your newfound knowledge and experience to embark confidently on your GP career. I’m sure when …

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