My first 6 months as FY1 – Andrew

Oxford Medical Junior Doctor Panel member, Andrew, reflects on his first 6 months as an FY1. He considers the cultural differences between the surgical and medical specialties he’s experienced, the different types of people he’s encountered and his key learning points. Along the way, he also talks about the benefit of choosing a programme where both Foundation Years are planned to be at one single hospital and how he aims to gain the maximum benefit from his training.

Our Junior Doctor Panel is a small group of medical students and junior doctors working in different roles who share their experiences with us. In return, we support them with their development. Click here to find out more.