What lies on the other side of fear

Medicine, as a profession is surrounded by, and embedded in, fear. I'm yet to meet a doctor who doesn't hold a deep seated fear of error, or harming a patient. 'First do no harm!' is engraved very closely to the heart of every doctor I've ever spoken to about this. Beyond fear of harm, is … Continue reading What lies on the other side of fear

Understanding and dealing with imposter syndrome

Imposter syndrome is following me everywhere. Truthfully I feel like a total fraud everytime I post about imposter syndrome.  But I guess my lived experience forms a large part of my qualifications to discuss managing it. In this latest article I wrote for MJA InSight Plus, I discuss a general approach to managing imposter syndrome that … Continue reading Understanding and dealing with imposter syndrome

But I still don’t ‘feel’ confident

So you've finally graduated but thinking about going back and learning more - enrolling in another course or specialty because you still don;t feel like you have what it takes? If so, you are not alone.It's intriguing how we as humans like to judge our performance by our feelings. Whether we feel something went well … Continue reading But I still don’t ‘feel’ confident