Thursday, September 27, 2007

Musings Of A Disheartened Ex-Doctor

well that's not quite true.

however i did resign today.

i'm not quite sure how i feel. come january there will be no more of this nonsense.

the future awaits.

[i am listening to Wilco]


Anonymous said...

glad you are back :)

Anonymous said...

Hello. I'm a non doctor reading this from Australia. It seems very worrying what you are painting. Am I right in thinking that young doctors are treated as 'prisoners' of governments in the early parts of their careers, and denied the private right to practice?

Kate said...

Wow. What a huge decision. Best of luck to you, wherever life takes you.

Dr Vegas said...

Wicked. The world's your ski-slope...

I can feel a Stockholm-esque adventure approaching next week.

Anonymous said...

It takes a tremendous amount of courage to resign. I am a disheartened psychologist in the US. I work for myself, in a forensic practice, dealing with warring attorneys and mewling angry parents and tragic children. I want to do something different. I suppose I should count myself lucky that I have a career and the freedom to work for myself - but I feel sad. I wish I could sell shoes in Paris.

Thanks for your courage. What will you do instead? Will you continue to be a physician?

With kind regards,
The Disheartened Psychologist

Henry North London said...

He's not the only one

I have been pushed out of my job by bullies and Im never returning to the NHS. I feel like being a till tart at Tesco for the rest of my days seriously..

Never mind I was never happy in Medicine I shall claim benefit from the government now.

studentnurse said...

All the best for the future, I have enjoyed following your blog, for better or worse.

Keith Ikeda-Barry said...

Best of luck, G. We await your brightening with bait on our breath!
K and A

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...


Can I just say that I've enjoyed reading your blog. Please continue.

I am a 4th yr medical student in London and I share these exact feelings. In fact I was so frustrated wiith it all that I took a gap year last yr and it did the world of good for me. I've come back wiser and realised that a job is not meant to be something you like. Whether it be medicine or another career - I would still bloody hate it. To put it to you frankly, I just want to be a business woman, earning loads of money and travelling around the world - but how to get there without any effort/stress is another question? But its definitely something I'd like to discover very soon so that I may leave this career, which if I may add is the best of a bad bunch, especially if you live in godawful & stressful London.

Anonymous said...

so sad you have left.

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Anonymous said...

Hi doctor,

I sincerely hope you are doing well and have returned to medicine. Come back ...

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