F3 Stories Podcast: Dr Luiza Guimarães
Welcome to the F3 Stories Podcast by Messly. This podcast shares the stories, adventures, and wisdom of junior doctors, locum doctors and doctors who've taken an F3 Year and hopefully, inspire you to create the F3 Year of your dreams.
You can catch up on all of our previous episodes by visiting our F3 Stories Podcast Hub.
In this episode, we speak to Dr Luiza Guimaraes who is currently working as an intensive care trainee in Australia.
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🔎 About Luiza
Luiza Guimarães is a UK-trained junior doctor who is now working as an ITU trainee in Australia.
She started her medical career with absolute certainty that she was going to become a CAMHS consultant and she devoted herself to the specialty throughout medical school. She even wrangled a foundation training job that had the rare combination of two psychiatric posts.
However, halfway through her foundation training, she had an unexpected change of heart after discovering a new love for acute medicine. She once jokingly told me that her two psychiatry rotations had made her unemployable for any other specialty but with her passion and brilliance she secured an F3 role as a teaching fellow while she worked towards a partially funded post-graduate certification in medical education.
Luiza subsequently moved out to Australia where she took an ITU job and loved it so much that she decided not to return to the multitude of training and fellowship jobs she had waiting for her in the UK. She is now on a 7-year ITU training contract in Australia.
✅ Topics discussed
In this episode, Luiza shares how she weighed the pros and cons of a training post in Australia over one in the UK, and how she overcame the challenges involved in building a life for herself somewhere entirely new.
This episode also includes:
👉 The main differences between working in Australian vs the NHS.
👉 The pros and cons of working in each system.
👉 The main pull factors towards returning to the UK vs staying in Australia?
👉 How to build a life in Australia and how to find your people.
🛠️ Useful links
👉 Sadly, we did not find any record of the ‘hobbit effect’ online so if you know anything about it, please contact us at email@example.com
👉 Read all of our articles about moving to Australia in our Ultimate Guide to Australia.
👉 Read about the experiences of another UK doctor working as an ITU trainee in Aus here.
This article is part of a wider series of comprehensive guides and information to help doctors ensure their F3 year is a success. We cover everything from initial planning, options for moving abroad, help with finding work, and tips for making the most of the experience.
Click here to visit our F3 Resource Hub to explore the full list of guides and articles.
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