Employment

Breaks and Burnout

When I left medical school, I thought my only difficulty would be the actual medicine, which most junior doctors will tell you flies out your...

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Claiming Tax Relief

This article is about claiming tax relief on essential things for your job. Understanding pay & tax is covered in a separate article. It is...

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Coping with illness

Important things to remember: You will get sick. That is life. You’re surrounded by germ exuding things (otherwise known as your patients and colleagues), and...

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Coronavirus and your wellbeing

Covid-19 is taking a huge emotional toll on everyone. The usual work-life balance tips don’t work as well when you can’t go out and everyone’s emotions are...

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ePortfolio

Your eportfolio is a tool to store and record evidence that demonstrates your progress, clinical competencies and reflections. Try to add to your portfolio on...

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How to teach medical students

Balancing your workload as a junior doctor whilst teaching medical students effectively is difficult so here are some tips! ContentsPortfolio requirementsExample feedback form to customise...

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Leave

As an FY1 doctor, there are different types of leave you will come across during the year and the rest of your career. This article...

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Locums as an FY1

Finally earning a wage for all your hard work is great and locum work can be a great way to boost your earnings, whilst gaining...

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Payslips & Income Tax

Each month, your pay and any deductions will be summarised to you in the form of a payslip. You should check your payslip every month...

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Preparing for FY1

It is common for FY1s to feel anxious & feel like they’re not ready to start. We expect you to feel like this & hence...

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Ranking Foundation Jobs

It can be difficult to know how to rank jobs for F1 when applying through FPAS & Oriel. You’re often confronted with a massive excel...

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Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is a topic that has become increasingly prevalent over the past decade with positive changes being made to the junior doctor contract and...

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Working Less Than Full Time

Working LTFT in FY1/FY2 Working LTFT can be a great way to improve your work-life balance and applies to individuals in many situations. Obviously, training...

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Writing SLEs

SLEs are supervised learning events that include Mini-CEX (mini clinical evaluation exercise) CBD (case-based discussion) DOPS (direct observation of procedural skills) These form part of...

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