50 Foundation Year 1 Doctors join our hospital

A huge welcome to our 50 new junior doctors who are joining us as Foundation Year 1 (FY1).

Half are UEA graduates and the rest come from medical schools across Europe (for example, Poland and Ireland) and other teaching hospitals in the UK, such as Lancaster, St George’s, Sheffield and Edinburgh.

During their first week at our hospital the FY1s will learn and practice some core procedures, basic life support skills, infection control and familiarise themselves with our systems.

After that they’ll start working in General Surgery and other medical departments at the Trust.

“I am delighted to welcome everyone to our hospital and I am pleased so many new doctors have chosen to join us,” said Prof Erika Denton, Medical Director.

“I hope the new doctors will learn a lot and I know they will all make a great contribution to our team. The hospital is under unprecedented pressures and I’m urging anybody who needs help and support to step forward and ask for it – there’s a great team here who can help you if you’re going through a tough time.

“You have come to one of most beautiful counties in the UK, Norfolk, and I hope many of you will decide to continue your career with us.”

Navanith Mural graduated at UEA and will start his four-months rotation period in Vascular Surgery.

“I’m really looking forward to it, everyone seems very friendly and I’m keen to learn as much as I can and be given more responsibilities with patients,” said Navanith.

Omar Ali, from Norwich, will start working in Endocrinology and said he chose our hospital because of the “excellent teaching”.

“These first weeks are going to be exciting and challenging at the same time. I’m keen to get into the rhythm of the shifts on the ward. Once I finish my training period, I’d love to continue working at NNUH,” said Omar.

London-born Rebecca Gilmore is also a UEA graduate and would like to specialise in Children’s Psychiatry.

“My first shifts are going to be in Trauma and Orthopaedics and I believe this experience of general medicine would be key for my development as a clinician,” said Rebecca.

“Everyone has been very supportive so far. I know as a medical student you’re often allowed to ask for help whereas as Junior Doctor there will be times where your colleagues will expect you to help them – I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

Next Wednesday, 3 August, we will be joined by more Junior Doctors as 140 between Foundation Year 2s and Medicine, Surgical and GP Speciality trainees will join us from other hospitals or training programmes within the East of England.

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