Please let me introduce myself, my name is Nick and I am a GP Registrar with a Special Interest in Sports, Exercise and Lifestyle Medicine. I’d like to give you a 60 second whistle-stop tour of my 34 years of life.
Now to begin with, I haven’t gone into medicine in the normal linear route. I first completed a degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences – because at the time I thought I was going to go into the Royal Marines. Instead though, my hormones got the better of me, and I followed my then girlfriend to Oxford and completed a PhD in Human Performance Science. Now the relationship didn’t work out (I am now happily 6 months married!) but I learned a lot. After that, the lights of the city attracted me and I went to work for an international healthcare consultancy – lots of red ‘power’ ties and sushi lunch ‘meetings’. Realising I hated red – and sushi – I left and completed my graduate entry medicine degree in Southampton. I am now a GP Registrar in London – which means in August 2018 I will be a fully qualified GP. The elephant in that room is that I am also an Essex boy. No, I wasn’t on Love Island.
This blog is about my journey though my final year of training, mashed together with my personal and professional thoughts about matters of health, fitness and lifestyle in 2017.
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See you soon,