Disclaimer: in the ensuing rant all opinions expressed are mine and mine alone. I don’t confess to having the answers, only many, many questions. My STP experiences should not be taken as general.
The last 6 months have been tough for me. After the highs of MR and radiotherapy, I found myself in a work culture that at times didn’t seem to value independence or innovation. I don’t wish to dwell, especially given that, in the end, I did get signed off on all my rotational competencies and assessments.
Medical physicists face a challenge familiar to all healthcare scientists in that, if you took a random member of the public, and asked if they knew what a medical physicist did, the probability of a yes answer is… small! My first evidence of this came when I tried to explain to my Mum what I would be doing at Addenbrookes for the next 8 weeks!