My UEA Story: Katie Scott
NORWICH MEDICAL SCHOOL ALUMNI
Katie Scott, General Practice (Graduated 2009)
The skills I learnt at UEA enable me to have a better relationship with patients and provide a structured consultation which meets the patients and my expectations.
How has your career developed since graduating?
I completed FY1 then took a year off on maternity leave. I started again in August 2012 to complete FY2 and have recently applied for GP training in the North West.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your current role?
Giving continuity of care to patients.
What are the key skills you learnt at UEA?
Communication skills - you don't realise how valuable they are until you put them into practice. I now use the Cambridge Calgary structure every day without having to think about it.
How have they made a difference in your career?
They enable me to have a better relationship with patients and provide a structured consultation which meets the patients and my expectations.
What piece of advice do you wish you'd received before you graduated?
Treat everyday as a new day!
Do you have any tips for current students or recent graduates?
It gets easier so never give up! Also, practice with the actors in communication skills - they do actually reflect reality (although it may be a little too over the top sometimes).
What are your career intentions?