Julie Smith



Gender / Preferred pronoun

Female (she/her)



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

Profile statement

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.