Looking after yourself and your finances
Contemporary medicine is challenging, exciting, dynamic and a career in medicine is also exciting and rewarding – and stressful.
We know and understand how stressful life can be as a medical student, doctor in training and experienced specialist so we’ve put together a few tips for managing stress in your busy professional life before it impacts on your personal life. Remember though, there are colleagues (and AMA staff) who will willingly help you through the tough times. It is important that you know that illness strikes us all, and doctors are not immune from this, so do accept this and give yourself permission to be unwell (just like the general population) and seek advice.
If you are a medical student, you may find that your Medical Society has mechanisms and resources to support you through and some hospitals provide counselling services for their medical workforce.
Some specialist colleges provide support to their members and you should check out your college for specific assistance.
Importantly, and you will find the AMA repeats this often, do have a GP you know well and trust to provide you with the advice needed. This relationship is as critical to your well-being as it is for the general public.
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