It’s that time of year again. This article takes a look at a day in the life of a junior doctor going through the annual August job changeover trauma.
Today is your last day in this job, in this specialty, and in this hospital. After leaving drinks last night you had to go home and pack everything and clean the house in order to move out in the morning. You just managed to get the overnight move done and get into work today, but now it is late afternoon and instead of being ready to leave you realise that no-one has yet checked the blood results for the patients on your ward, relatives are demanding to be seen, and only you are here to deal with it all …
In the morning you are on your way to the new hospital, lost in a one-way system, trying to park in a car park for which you don’t have a permit, trying to find your way to the induction, being refused a library card, realising you don’t have the passwords for any computer access, and finding that the other doctors in your team are on holiday… but there’s no time to worry about any of that as you already have a barrage of questions from nurses and patients, and then a ward round to go on - Good Luck for tomorrow to all readers!
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