"As much as you get trained to look after yourself and detach yourself from all the trauma of all the things that you see, I found that over time I struggled with these, so I decided that intensive care wasn’t actually for me and I continued with my anaesthetic career." Iby wanted to be a doctor since she was seven and her interest in intensive care led her to become an anaesthetist.
More information about Medical practitioners
The UK average salary is £28,758
There are 37.5 hours in the average working week
The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male
- Examines patient, arranges for any necessary x-rays or other tests and interprets results;
- Diagnoses condition and prescribes and/or administers appropriate treatment/surgery;
- Administers medical tests and inoculations against communicable diseases;
- Supervises patient’s progress and advises on diet, exercise and other preventative action;
- Refers patient to specialist where necessary and liaises with specialist;
- Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials;
- Supervises the implementation of care and treatment plans by other healthcare providers.
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