|Tips for When You Start Working|
Making the jump from student to RMO is one of the biggest you will have to make in your medical career.
Clinically you will probably be really well prepared to get going in the hospitals and there will be support and advice readily available for you.
There are some things that nobody really tells you about though, so here is a random compilation of some tips and tricks for when you start out.
Get your finances sorted early on in the piece!
Apply for leave at the earliest possible time.
Keep a record of the teaching activities / continuing professional development activities you attend or take part in.
At the end of the financial year (March or April) of the year after you start working, ensure you complete a tax return as it is highly likely that you will get a refund.
Keep doing what you have always done.
If anyone has any other handy tips and advice for RMOs out there, feel free to write to the Scrubs Team. We are always looking out for ways to help docs around New Zealand.
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are the views of the author. They are only individual opinions in the experience of one resident medical officer and should not be taken as ‘fact’. Scrubs accepts no responsibility for any individual resident medical officer’s actions, comments or consequences of such actions or comments.