Gender / Preferred pronoun
Particular qualities / experiences relevant for mentorship
Working through pregnancies. Studying and sitting FRCS exam with 2 very young children. Return to work after maternity leave. Working full time throughout. Juggling family life with full time orthopaedics
Grades willing to mentor
Medical students, Foundation doctors and registrar trainees. Non training grades
I would actively encourage women to fulfil their wish of becoming consultant surgeons whilst also having a full family life. I have worked full time throughout my career whilst having 2 young daughters demanding my attention! Whilst challenging, nothing is insurmountable and there is always a way. I am now a consultant of 9 years’ experience and have devised ways over the years of juggling a rewarding career with being a mum.