Junior doctor survival kit
Tips on how to prepare as a junior doctor
Junior doctors advise on how to prepare for your foundation years
- By: Lisa Sabir
Every doctor will remember his or her first days as a junior doctor. Excitement is tempered by the fear that you have no idea what you are doing . . . “What was the code for that door again? How do I bleep? How do I spell para-ce-ta-mol?” I remember being casually handed an electrocardiogram with broad complex tachycardia, running to assess the patient, and being so grateful that my registrar was on the ward as I put out the crash call. I have collected some advice from junior doctors on how you can prepare and make the most of your foundation years.