Hi and welcome to The Doctor’s Edit! I’m Fatima Ahmed, Obstetrics & Gynaecology doctor and woman behind The Doctor’s Edit blog. I write about my job as a doctor and Clinical Entrepreneur, Women in STEM[…]
The campaign theme of this year’s IWD was #BalanceforBetter. The aim? To build a ‘gender balanced world’. It’s a punchy call to action to promote gender balance in the boardroom, government, media, sports coverage, wealth and pretty much any other sector you can think of. To mark the occasion, I was invited to attend a women in tech event held at The Conduit.
Interview with Professor Solmaz Israfil-Bayli By Dr. Fatima Ahmed It was a rainy Sunday afternoon when I sat sipping black tea out of delicate vintage china. Keeping my feet warm lay a sleeping Pomeranian pup,[…]
My good friend Robbie and I sat down and recorded a podcast together. Unscripted, without an agenda, just two friends chatting over coffee about medicine and their careers so far. We enjoyed recording it, and[…]
– By Dr. Fatima Ahmed –
Over the last few months I’ve been at an impasse in my career. I’d made bold decisions and taken steps to change its direction, before grinding to a painful halt. It’s been a tumultuous journey fraught with an abundance of self doubt, anxiety, but above all the very fear of failure itself. “What if I fail”. “What if my failure is public and I’m humiliated”. “What if all I manage to achieve is a reputation in how not to do something”. “What if no one takes me seriously”. What if, what if, what if. Two simple words that have kept me wide awake at night paralysed at the endless possible outcomes of “what if”. It’s this most recent challenging juncture in my life that has forced me to reflect on the very nature of failure and my difficult relationship with it in the hope that I might overcome this crippling fear.