Dr Jonathon Ramachenderan has just spent a year learning how to be a GP-Anaesthetist. He has been through a year as a Registrar in a supervised position – and now he is about to jump head on into the world of a country doc / GP proceduralist. As far as training goes a year in Anaesthesia is about the bare minimum you could do to be competent.
My recollections of this process are anxiety-provoking yet rewarding at the same time. I remember walking into my ‘new’ operating theatre for the first time and seeing an ancient Boyle’s machine that actually required manual re-plumbing to switch from the bag to the ventilator! I learned a lot about the inner workings of the machine quickly.
JR has put his thoughts down for you all to read :-
As I walk through my last anaesthetising week (Click)
Best of luck to JR in his first few weeks. Hope he will have some insights to share with us as he climbs the steep learning curve of solo practice. I hope to follow him on his journey from city to bush, from rookie to boss and learn a bit on the way.