Do you know a medical student or junior doctor who might be interested in Respiratory medicine? Not sure what you can you do to encourage and inspire them to join our fantastic speciality? Here are a few ideas:
- Let them know about ‘Respiratory medicine: Student and trainee taster evening’ event on the 17th October 5.30-8.30pm at the Royal Society of Medicine: https://rsm.ac/2zsQSwM. Prices start at just £10. It will provide an insight into respiratory medicine for those considering this area as a career, and provide a chance for more senior junior doctors to get advice on tailoring their CV.
- Share the link to the RCP Specialty Spotlight, which features a clip of LJ talking to Dr Graeme Wilson about what a career in Respiratory medicine offers, and how to get more experience. There is also a great collection of links to resources from the RCP, BTS, Chest, and more.
- Support them in a QIP. Help them feel involved in making a difference to patient care. Look for ideas on the BTS website QIP section, the Respiratory Futures pages, and the NHS FabStuff site.
- Take them to the Bronchoscopy suite. Junior doctors can get buried in admin on the ward, and not see the range of procedures, clinics, referrals, and interactions with other specialties that you take for granted as part of the varied and interesting job you have! Show them other aspects of your role, and encourage them to observe bronchoscopy for an hour.
- Show your enthusiasm! Remember the difference it made when someone took an interest in you earlier in your career, shared their experience, and talked about their career journey? #find5minutes for a chat over coffee and help inspire your future colleagues.
We need great people in Respiratory medicine to make the future of our specialty bright, rewarding and impactful. Grab all the great people you meet and bring them into our specialty!