IMGs represent an increasing proportion of doctors working in the UK. They come to the UK from diverse cultures around the world to work as specialty trainees, GPs, Physicians, SAS Doctors or Trust doctors. These doctors are and will continue to be a fundamental part of the UK health care delivery system.Read More
Art in Medicine
Enhancing GP Education through the Arts
This was a 2 day programme that turned out to be lots of fun. I gave a talk on the role Art has played in my life as a physician. I mainly reflected on how Art has helped me cope with the daily pressures of frontline medicine as well as maintaining a good work-life balance.
I enjoyed the talks delivered by the other speakers. Andy Clay read out a poem written by one of her trainees. It was a very poignant reminder of how easy it is to get sucked in by the demands put on us by society while at the same time loosing one’s ability to appreciate the little things in life.
i also had the opportunity to display a few of my paintings. It is always fun and thought provoking watching people when they look at my work.
I oft wonder, what are they thinking? Should I ask? Do I want to know?
I haven’t been able to muster the courage to walk away. My curiosity always gets the upper hand and I would always try to engage them. In turn I end up answering the same questions over and over again:
what inspired the piece? what did you use? How did you do it? How long did it take?