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Carol Secker, specialist trainee year 3, paediatrics, York Hospital, York, UK What are the best and worst aspects of paediatrics? Children can get better quickly, but they can also become sick rapidly. The challenge is spotting those likely to deteriorate and intervening at the right time. You learn lots of different procedures—from inserting umbilical lines and intubation in neonates to putting cannulas in small children. I love the variety of cases you see at… Read this article >>
Paediatricians focus on minimising the adverse effects of disease, while allowing children to live as normal a life as possible.1 Paediatricians can work with infants, children, and young people across a range of specialties, from neonatology, the children’s accident and emergency depart… Read this article >>
General surgeons must have broad knowledge and the skills required to treat a variety of conditions that cover several subspecialties (box 1). General surgery is a busy specialty, with elective and emergency patients of all ages arriving 24 hours a day … Read this article >>
Suzanne Murphy graduated from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, as a general nurse in 2011. She then worked as a staff nurse in a busy medical and surgical hospital ward in Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, for a year. After this, she moved to a mixed dependenc… Read this article >>