My best friend is a doctor. She's pretty normal and married. I have quite a lot of friends who are doctors and I don't know anyone who assume anything strange about them? Study is long and hard and expensive and hours vary like anyone else's jobs. Doctors do all kinds of different jobs, a trauma doctor in A&E has a completely different job to a community paediatrician for instance. What assumptions do people have about them am I naive that I have no idea?
Annual leave depends on rotas and swapping of nights/weekends to accommodate events/holidays, frustrating for all involved Money being spent on exams/indemnity/GMC fees, it goes quite quickly Forget naming any of your children Jeremy
Cons While training (can be ten years post graduate) they get moved every 6 months usually with a couple of weeks notice- can be hours away Working somewhere between 50-70 hrs a week Missing weddings, parties, joint holidays The fees! My husband's indemnity insurance is £7000 per year The fact that at any given family event/party/wedding/funeral, people think he'll be really interested in hearing about their piles/dodgy knee/ how badly the NHS treated them... even more so when they preface it with "I know you must hate people asking you for advice,but..." gives me the rage! (He's far too nice a person)
Everyone in NHS is stressed out generally. Private practice is less stressful because you would be more senior. Junior doctors have to work rotations at different hospitals and different departments on different shifts.
A lot of people have to work shifts or be on call. Nurses, managers, health care assistants, cleaners.
Everyone in healthcare gets affected by incidents so they talk about them sometimes and nowadays you can be personally liable for mistakes as well as your trust so there is pressure on you from that perspective. You have to follow a lot of procedures and guidelines (red tape) and keep up to date with your registration and training and attend a lot of meetings, lectures, supervision, paperwork etc etc
Unmmm not really sure what you're hoping to get from this . . . If you were looking for a 'scoop' there's nothing to be found here. I go to work, come home and I'm a normal person. Other Mums at school don't know what I do. I don't go around with my profession written on my head. I never attempt to diagnose or treat friends/family members. That's for their own GPs to do. If I have to go to the GP or take the children I don't tell them what I do. I'm a concerned Mum/patient nothing else. I try to eat healthily - sometimes I don't I try to exercise - but sometimes I don't I drive a normal car and wear normal clothes. I get stressed at work, but my builder husband doesn't have a clue about anything medical and of course, I'm bound by confidentiality. So I'll tell him a bad day, but nothing more. My parents are medical, we have a bit of banter about who has the most papers/articles published.