I am a Manchester Medical School graduate with MSc International Disaster Management.
As we face this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic together, this blog aims to share my personal experience embarking on life as a junior doctor in such uncertain times. I’ll also be throwing in a few nuggets of disaster theory to help cave any isolation-induced boredom!
The Story So Far…
Discovering Disaster Management:
In 2017, I took a year out of medicine to study MSc International Disaster Management at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (UoM). It was a fantastic opportunity to learn about the theory and practice of disaster management, and to meet the people shaping the field. This culminated in a research project exploring how medical students learn about asylum seeker and refugee healthcare.
An abrupt end to my MBChB:
At 21.13 on Tuesday 17th March 2020, final year UoM medical students received email communication informing us that it is now unsafe to continue with placement. Those of us that passed our final exams in January will now progress to graduation.
All opinions expressed in this blog are my own, and not the views of my University or any affiliated institution.