Posted by: Hiran Prag16 SEP 2013
Time has flown since the sense of nervousness and anticipation which arrived with the season of pre-registration applications and interviews. I was fortunate enough to have gained my preferred pre-registration place and remember my elation after receiving the phone call the day after my interview. After that day, I knew I would be spending 6 months at MSD and 6 months with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust. That was it, the stress of summer had lifted, the anxiety of new emails or unexpected phone calls were a thing of the past…Fast forward to the end of July, having successfully navigated university, graduated, said my goodbyes (hopefully not forever) to friends, it was the time for me to leave the comfort of the summer holiday and enter the world of work, well…for a year at least!My first graduate working day had arrived and I felt a sense of déjà vu sat in the clean, modern reception area of MSD, waiting to be escorted to my department. The same slight feeling of anxiousness, excitement and wonder had accompanied my interview day all that time ago. I worried whether I would fit in, what my colleagues will be like and whether I will enjoy the work. These worries faded after I was taken up to my department by my prereg tutor. After my introductions, I sat at my desk and realised I was home, I knew I had 6 months to look forward to.Throughout my series of blogs I hope to enlighten all about my experiences of an industrial/hospital pre-registration split post, as well as some interesting topics which may crop up in the media regarding the profession or healthcare.