I know it's been mentioned in places on here, but thought it would be useful to start a thread for it in case anyone's missed it I thought it might be especially helpful to some of the younger members who may not have been able to do any actual work experience in a hospital, or people who are just starting to consider medicine, to get a taste of what you're letting yourselves in for.
It's a documentary following the lives of seven F1/F2 doctors in a hospital, and looks like it'll be really interesting. The doctors involved seem like they're all quite different so it'll be nice to see a variety of different personalities. There's even a GEP medic (yay! )
It starts tomorrow (Tuesday) night at 9pm. I'm going to miss it as I'm on night shifts but I'll be iPlayer-ing it.
thanks for reminding me OP....I saw the advert for it and am planning to watch it. I like these kind of series that shadow real doctors as they go about doing their jobs as opposed to shows like casualty and holby city which are very glamourised and OTT. shows like this give people a somewhat real idea of what to expect.
oooo thanks for the reminder, is aw the advert last week and i was like 'imma watch that' but then i forgot but thanks to you, imma make sure i watch it 2moz. i guess this will be a realistic view of junior doctors
(Original post by Helenia)
I know two of the people on the show, one of them reasonably well. I certainly wouldn't call their competence into question, but sanity...
Seriously though, I found life as a baby F1 on call stressful enough when it was just me who knew I didn't have a clue; don't think I could cope with sharing that with a TV camera!
Competence was entirely the wrong word. I'm not sure what the word I am looking for is.
However, potentially challenging a Consultant on the ego stakes and putting his/her back up by being a "TV star" and I'm sure alienating many of the nurses - I can hear the twittering ("this one loves himself/herself; he/she is on that TV show") would not be the way I would want to start my career/hospital life.