Where have I been all your life…
// October 10th, 2013 // Uncategorized
Life has been a tad busy for the past year or so. Fellowship exams, in the context of growing family and long work hours means blogging fell by the wayside. I intend to change that now.
I passed my exam, which means I will be finished my surgical training in Februrary 2014. My life has already changed, as I am given more responsibility, and also take more ownership of what I do. I've operated on patients previously, but when things went bad, it felt like a shared responsibility. Now it's a lot more visceral.
Next year I will be continuing in general surgery. I will be working as a Fellow at The Northern Hospital in Melbourne. I will be on call for surgical emergencies, and probably operating late into the night when required. I will also be working in an area of general surgery that I have not spent a lot of time in before. It should be a year of new experiences.
In February 2015, I will finish up at the Northern and I have applied to work for a short term in a non-denominational christian mission hospital in Nepal. I've never been to Nepal. I've never been a missionary. And I've never asked so much of my family as when I ask them to come along for the ride. I hope it will be an opportunity to do something special. However, it should also be a time of new experiences.
I will attempt to share my journey as I develop into a junior consultant. I hope to see you come along for the ride.