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Medicine and Gardening

As a junior doctor, choosing a career path can be difficult. We all have differing priorities and desires, and ultimately, we are all different people. One danger of this time in our careers, is drifting into a state of inertia.

Although this may seem harmless at the time, the ongoing effects of this state can take hold and continue to affect our development as doctors for years to come.

Like plants, our careers are either busy growing, or busy dying. It goes without saying, that we should aim to grow. Like plants, this growth can be small and gradual, and imperceptible to the eye day to day, but over time, we see the benefits of a growth approach.

The slides below provide a visual representation of the elements essential to ongoing growth.

So, ask yourself: What makes you grow?