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  1. My Career Path B A De Souza BSc(Hons), MPhil, MBBS, FRCS(Eng) Plastic Surgery Registrar

  2. Born in Tanzania, East Africa • Migrated to England in 1977 • Senior school - O levels • Changed schools - A levels • Higher education college - repeat A levels

  3. Biochemistry • Chelsea College, University of London • Trained in a biomedical science and trained to do research

  4. Research • Research Posts • Hammersmith – Prof Winston • Royal College of Surgeons – Mr Michael Glasby

  5. Nerve Regeneration • Department of Anatomy, Royal College of Surgeons of England • Techniques learnt – microsurgery, histological techniques, photography, publishing • Prof Ruth Bowden – past President of Medical Women’s Federation

  6. Medical Career • London Medical Schools • St Bartholomew’s Medical School

  7. House Jobs – Surgery at Bart’s – Prof Wood - Medicine at Whipp’s Cross – Prof M Partridge • Demonstrating/A&E Royal Free Hospital Life Event/ Part I FRCS • UCH/Middlesex Surgical Rotation - UCH, Basildon, Great Ormond Street Hospital

  8. Maternity leave – 6mths • Great Ormond Street Hospital, Plastic Surgery SHO • Lister Hospital, Plastic Surgery SHO • Maternity leave – 4mths

  9. Flexible working scheme – Dr Ilfra Goldberg, Postgraduare Dean, London Deanery • Su-Anna Boddy. Flexible training Advisor, Royal college of Surgeons of England • Bart’s & The Royal London Hospital, Plastic Surgery Department

  10. Pan-Thames Plastic Surgery Rotation – St Andrew’s Hospital, Chelmsford; Chelsea & Westminster Hospital; Bart’s & The London Hospital; Great Ormond Street Hospital • WIST member 1998 • Publish – did not intend to perish!!!

  11. Opportunities in Surgery Committee 2004 - Encouraging potential medical students • Medical Student Liaison Committee • Women in Surgical training • International medical graduates • Refugee doctors

  12. Other Committees • NHS Equality & Diversity Committee – based on work encouraging potential medical students • Opportunities in Surgery Committee • Cosmetic Interspecialty Group – based on work as to how patients choose their cosmetic surgeon • BMA invited member Equal Opportunities Committee

  13. Medical Women’s Federation • Joint Honorary Secretary – appointed Mar 2007 • 90th Anniversary • Co-opted on to Women in Surgery Committee (WinS) • www.medicalwomensfederation.org.uk

  14. Bad things about Mummy working Gets stressed sometimes Doesn’t come out with us always Sometimes overworks

  15. Good things about Mummy working • Earns money for our clubs and music lessons Tells us about the interesting people she met Stops her getting bored Finds great shows for the family to see

  16. Sort out priorities • Opportunities should be grabbed • Friends in all places are important • Try out and learn new skills OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS

  17. Thank you for your attention