“I promise that you will find your place here in the North East and North Cumbria.”
Meet Alisha Gupta, a foundation year trainee currently on an acute medicine placement in the North East and North Cumbria. This phase of her training is a distinct shift from medical school, bringing increased responsibility and hands-on experience.
Despite the challenges, Alisha feels supported in her role, emphasising the collaborative team approach to patient care, where seeking help is encouraged rather than frowned upon.
She underscores the significance of self-compassion during the learning process, acknowledging the steep learning curve and the importance of embracing mistakes for professional growth.
Alisha’s choice of the North East and North Cumbria for her training is influenced by the region’s unique two-year research programme, setting it apart from the standard one-year programmes elsewhere.