Wednesday saw the annual junior doctors presentation competition at the medical grand round. The competition has been running for several years and usually attracts a range of presentation and projects to be judged by senior clinicians in the trust.
This year saw a great turn out with six presentations from foundation doctors on topics ranging from the management of thyroid surgery to cardiac disease. So, six fantastic presentations from doctors at the beginning of their careers with clear signs of great things to come. The candidates were…..
- Caroline Oswald
- Rebecca Stout
- Monica Krishnan
- Kun Kwak
- Hannah Baird
- Alice Wilson
However, this was a competition and that means we had to have a winner, and it was an unusual one. Kun Kwak one of our current F2s in Ophthalmology produced a presentation that blew the judges away. Kun revealed his artistic talents by showing us how comics can be used for education in healthcare.
For example have you ever read Cancer Vixens? No? I haven’t either but it seems that comics as information for patients is a burgeoning field.
Kun himself focused his presentation around his reflections as a junior doctor. As we will all be aware, reflective practice is a required skill for
doctors and forms a large part of the foundation portfolio. Kun has taken this need for reflection and turned it into a comic describing his experiences as a new starter in medicine. Portraying the experience in graphical rather than written form adds a whole new dimension. You can see the presentation by following this link.
Let us know what you think and if you want to know more then I’m sure Kun would love to hear from you.