Dr James Fisher is a final year Geriatric Medicine trainee working at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust; he tweets @drjimbofish. Here he describes an ongoing project that seeks to understand more about career choices and recruitment to Geriatric Medicine.
Geriatricians of tomorrow: We need you! As the number of people living with frailty grows, geriatricians are increasingly in demand. Already, in terms of consultant numbers, Geriatric Medicine is the biggest hospital medical specialty – but to meet the needs of the ageing population, further expansion in numbers will be needed.
Marion McMurdo is Professor of Ageing and Health at the University of Dundee. She tweets at @NIHRCRNageing
No, I’m not splitting the atom, I’m not fiddling with genes, and I categorically guarantee that no molecules have been harmed as part of my research.
I’m a clinical academic in ageing research, and I’m having fun.
Yes, I appreciate that having fun at work is somewhat unusual, and is viewed with deep suspicion in many quarters. Like all my NHS colleagues in the Medicine of Old Age, I am a realistic optimist, and I have chosen to devote my academic career to clinical ageing research. Continue reading →