Day in the life of two Foundation Doctors on the Acute Receiving Unit
Dr Nat Quail and Dr Thalia Massa are Foundation Year (FY) doctors working in the Acute Receiving Unit (ARU). An FY doctor is a newly qualified doctor 1 or 2 years out of medical school. They take care of day-to-day jobs such as performing blood tests, taking notes and prescribing drugs or fluids. Most of the bigger decisions they make (such as deciding on a management plan for a patient) are checked over by a more senior doctor.