“Qui suis-je?”

…Or who am I?

By way of introduction: I am a junior doctor, training to become an Emergency Medicine specialist in the UK. Medschooled in Pakistan (where I am from), I have previously worked in Oncology and Emergency Medicine in Pakistan, and have dabbled in a bit of research as well as a bit of medical writing/editing for an online medical journal.

My dad once told me that knowledge is a trust, and you are obligated to pass it on whenever you can, and to whoever you can. As junior doctors (or indeed as any medical professionals) we are required to reflect on our actions while treating patients, if there is a learning point in any interaction (there always is) or if you have been doing something a certain way and find a new way of doing it – and those reflections form part of your portfolio of assessment. I started writing this blog with those reflections in mind – if my reflections serve to make me a better doctor in the long run, why can’t others benefit from my experiences and/or mistakes?

And so, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you my experiences as an ER trainee. I share anecdotes, interesting cases, medical humour (I flatter myself) and sometimes just my ‘inner rantings’, but mostly I try to share experiences which have been part of my learning curve. I also share my mistakes (or opportunities to learn!), so no one else has to repeat them; and I share my views on different clinical scenarios – and expect criticism of my management of a certain case, and am certainly open to discussion. Please visit (and revisit!) the blog, and if you like it, share it to your own social media platforms – and don’t forget to click on the subscribe/sign in button if you do like it. Click away!

DISCLAIMER: Please be advised this blog is by no means intended as a replacement of actually seeking medical advice such as your GP or actually attending ED, it is just to share experiences and serve as a teaching (or sharing knowledge) platform rather than an avenue to gain access to treatment regimens for different cases.