All streams of Healthcare Science are deep and complex. It takes years of hard work just to become minimally competent. With time, the excitement, enthusiasm and gratitude we begin our training with can sometimes give way to disillusionment. We expect that the payoff of this long-term effort comes at the end of the programme when we are fully registered. In an STP plot twist, I’ve concluded that to face the challenges of the STP, it’s better to look for that payoff in the here and now.