So in my second post about tips for junior doctors, here is what one friend told m.
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Me (at stupid o’clock on facebook): Mate I need help with this F1 businees.
Friend (who instantly replied to my annoying message): Day ones starting you realise after 4 months off travelling and coming in 5 of those days of travels for clinical duties you know little and you’re the FY1. It’s fine we all fell like we know nothing unless you’re a sad person who went to *** uni who didn’t really have an elective and had to a month of shadowing and still is a crap doctor.
It’s nice to know what you’re doing but I would focus on the clinical things as that’s the most important.
Always rememember, if you don’t know always ask!! Arrogance causes errors! Especially if you’re not certain yourself. You are never alone!
Humility goes a far way. There are a lot of egos amongst doctors but your team will appreciate you more if you listen and can learn from them. But don’t take abuse or be bullied; that’s important. Speak up if someone is making you feel like you’re being bullied. Also trust yourself as well you are a doctor!
Time will build confidence and that will come as soon as you survive your FY1 on call.
Ok, I’m gonna sleep now.
Massive thanks for my friend who wants to stay anon for this.