I graduated from the University of Glasgow in June 2012, after a three year undergraduate degree in England, a (reluctant) stint working in public transport, and five years of medical school. Now an F1, I’m currently working in general surgery. My whole personal development plan for F1 is to 1) not die and 2) not kill people. I am perpetually exhausted, deliriously happy, and occasionally considering running away to join the circus.
I am a Scottish Episcopalian and a member of St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow. I spend more time there than the church mice, can show you some good tricks to do with a thurible, and am an advocate for social justice within the wider church. This all basically accomplishes the “running away to join the circus”.
In the between times, I’m a choral singer with the City of Glasgow Chorus, I’m a distance runner, I’m a bookworm, and I’m an unapologetic caffeine addict. I occasionally sleep.
I blog about medicine and I blog about church and faith, and then I natter on about other things as mood and circumstance dictate.
The Legal Fine Print
As per Good Medical Practice 2013. All patient encounters referred to have been anonymised, fictionalised, and composited in order to preserve patient confidentiality. I do not intend anything I have written to be taken as medical advice, nor do I give medical advice over the Internet. I write under my own name and will provide my GMC number on request. I blog in a personal capacity and I do not presume to speak for any organisation that I work for or for anyone other than myself.