Fatima is an obstetrics and gynaecology registrar based in Birmingham. She is also an NHS Clinical Entrepreneur with an interest in digital health. She is currently working on a project using immersive technology to train obstetrics and gynaecology doctors with a focus on procedural and emergency skills.
06:52 Our early struggles with a career in medicine. “Imposter Syndrome”
12:31 Why psychiatry was a tough F2 job for Fatima
14:36 The ED is a suboptimal environment to manage mental health patients
16:46 Fatima’s decision to pursue obstetrics and gynaecology
18:43 Unsure what she wanted to do (O+G or general surgery?)… She bravely took a year off
20:55 Robbie’s post F2 career decisions. Going to Australia = game changer
24:08 Why EM is the right specialty for Robbie
24:50 The importance of less-than-full-time training for Robbie
27:30 Fatima’s struggles with O+G
31:12 Robbie’s experience of O+G as an F2. What it’s like witnessing an unanticipated stillbirth
35:06 Fatima’s journey to becoming an NHS Clinical Entrepreneur
37:07 Fatima meeting Professor Tony Young changed her career/Outline of the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme
38:52 Robbie feels like an odd one out on the Clinical Entrepreneur Programme (in a good way)
29:36 The desire for creativity
42:10 Could the success of the Clinical Entrepreneur Programme have an influence on medical training?
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“Peak” by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool
Here is Robbie’s review of the book (blog post titled The “Deliberate Practice Mindset’)
This episode of PonderMed is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Hagen Gerofke.
Until next week.