17 June 2019

My UEA Story: Lucy Maudlin

Norwich Medical School Alumni

Lucy Maudlin, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Graduated 2009)

UEA made foundation training easy; very little was a surprise when I first worked as an F1.

How has your career developed since graduating?

Foundation training with Eastern Deanery with obstetrics and gynaecology and competitive interview to run-through training scheme ST1-7.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your current role?

Currently working on labour ward and being able to perform instrumental deliveries and caesarean sections for women in high risk situations.

Beyond Foundation, what steps did you take in finding employment?

Royal college career day, advice from different levels of colleagues in obstetrics and gynaecology, including those just one year ahead, right through to consultants.

What are the key skills you learnt at UEA?

The importance of independence balanced with knowing when to ask for help, good communication skills, and confidence in my medical knowledge.

How have they made a difference in your career?

UEA made foundation training easy; very little was a surprise when I first worked as an F1.

What piece of advice do you wish you'd received before you graduated?

Enjoy yourself, time is ever more precious as you become a doctor!

Do you have any tips for current students or recent graduates?

Work hard, including studying for college exams and getting extra research or audit - these are very important later on! Get as much advice from previous years’ candidates when writing your speciality applications and preparing for interview. And have a plan B!

What are your career intentions?

Consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology.