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Alternative Careers for Doctors: 6 Stumbling Blocks

With the NHS being in the state of flux, there have been fears about a medical “brain drain” (12% Increase In The Numbers Of Doctors Considering Working Abroad and 5000 Doctors Considering Leaving the UK). Yet the NHS continues to survive thanks to the altruism of the frontline staff who put their patients first, often […]

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Alternative Careers for Doctors: 4 Intriguing Examples

Whenever I speak to doctors who are contemplating alternative careers, I recommend that they ask themselves “What would I love to be doing?” instead of wondering “What are my options?” and “Who would want me with my medical degree?”. Despite what you are made to believe in medical school, the truth is that the options […]

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One evening, two inspiring speakers and super-networking for doctors

Have you ever wondered what else you could use your medical degree, other than for patient care at the front line? I have long been fascinated with how some doctors connect their talents, education and skills with passion and leadership, to create truly exciting and diverse careers (while others feel trapped in the daily grind […]

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A Career Development Secret To Stop Doctors Being Struck Off

Earlier this week, a story about Dr Ed Holloway “moonlighting as an international equestrian commentator” sparked a massive debate in the national media (Daily Telegraph 22/10/2014) as well as on Social Media. Watching a video  of Dr Holloway giving a short interview at the Stregom Horse Trials 2012, I observed a young man speaking with […]

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How to stop ticking boxes

How to stop ticking boxes – the secret revealed (part 3 of 3)

So it turned out that bringing out the best in people and helping them realise their potential was my calling all along. I had always wanted to make a difference in the world by “helping people”. My career in Medicine facilitated that to some extent, but something did not sit right with me, despite trying out multiple specialties or working within different teams.

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All boxes ticked

All boxes ticked. In search of a meaningful life (part 2 of 3)

So there I am looking through the glass of the door to the Registrar’s Room. I am about to enter to collect my bag before going home.  I hesitate. I stop. I observe curiously. It is eight o’clock on a Friday evening. Behind that door is my senior colleague, still in her theatre scrubs, sitting crossed-legged on the chair facing away from the door and staring at…

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Ticking the boxes

Being a tick in the box (part 1 of 3)

Do you remember the day when you found out you passed your finals? You are looking at the list of all those in your class who made it. You see your name…

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