F3 Stories Podcast Hub
If you're a UK doctor considering an F3 Year, you are likely feeling one of two ways:
- Scared at the apparent lack of options available for you
- Overwhelmed by the huge number of options that are open to you.
Many doctors are not aware of all of the opportunities available to them as an F3 doctor, and end up accepting roles that aren’t fulfilling their professional or personal needs. Others are so intimidated by the diversity of the options available that the don’t know which road to follow to have the best F3 Year possible.
In our new podcast, we interview existing and previous F3 doctors about their experiences out of training, and the highs and lows they’ve faced. We hope that by hearing their stories, you can be inspired and guided to make the right choices for your own F3 Year.
Below you can find links to all of our previous episodes, as well as a brief description of each. By clicking on the link, you can listen to the episode and find links and information about the topics we discussed in each interview.
If you want to listen to all of our episodes right away, you can click the links below to listen on:
Episode 5: Dr Alex McWhirter (Coming soon)
In this episode, Alex shares how she handled a year of night shifts and the effect that constant switching between day and night had on her life. She is also going to talk about how she found acting up as an SpR and the difficulties this entailed.
👉 Episode 4: Dr Luiza Guimarães
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.
👉 Episode 3: Dr Shona Johnston
In this episode, Shona shares her experiences in Sierra Leone and the highs and lows of working overseas for an NGO.
👉 Episode 2: Dr Amelia Webber
In this episode, we speak to Dr Amelia Webber, who was a Foundation Trainee in South Yorkshire, then went on to enjoy a successful year of locuming as an F3 in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the North West.
👉 Episode 1: Dr Katie Stevenson
In this episode, Katy shares the story of how she went about planning her year, how she secured those roles (despite some set-backs!), and shares her tips for how to get into medical education.
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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