Take all the (~100) people who have talked to me at any length about fellowships over the past five years. So far, nine of them have completed a draft of an application. Six have submitted their applications. Two have ultimately got fellowships. What’s special about those who do succeed?
Do you sometimes find your (academic or clinical) success embarrasing? Even when you know it’s well deserved and you are proud of what you’ve done or achieved?
During a recent clinical shift in the ambulance service, I attended a patient. You know, doing the thing that people consider to be real work (as opposed to the rest of what I do). And something about this patient set me thinking. Continue reading
I’m one of those people who believe one needs to be a leader, not just act like one. I’m happy for others to differ, but I believe being a leader is a full-time always-on kind of a thing, not just a role to take on in some situations. Continue reading
Clinician academics are meant to work in both clinical and academic settings. Most AHP and nurse clinician academics I speak to struggle to achieve this.
How does one “network”? What do people actually do when they “do networking”? Continue reading
I have have been drafting this post since mid-April, writing it in several different ways. None if seems quite right, and my back stage editors keep taking issues with it… But now the July Special Issue: Women Clinician Academics is at hand…
If I was to describe my lived experience of my everyday working life, it would be something like this: imagine a small beetle with the pondering brain of Winnie the Pooh (a brain where everything is entirely possible) and the energy of Tigger. Continue reading