It’s that time of the year again. If you’re looking for the ideal gift for the surgeon in your life, or if you’ve just passed your MRCS/FRCS/got through a shocking set of nights/published a paper – and simply feel like rewarding yourself, look no further:
Out of the hospital, there’s no need to be ‘bare below the elbows’. Accessorise in style with these vintage anatomy cufflinks.
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor - by Adam Kay. Hilarious, brutally honest, and at times it cuts right to the bone. If you’re already and Adam Kay fan, check out his latest offering here: Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas: Festive hospital diaries.
Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End, Atul Gawande. In this book, Gawande discusses ageing and dying. Not very jolly material for the holidays, I hear you say. Wrong - at its core is an eye-opening kindness and pragmatism. Compulsory reading for any surgeon.
Coffee cup for those night shifts when there is a bone, and you need to fix it.
Like anatomy? Like art? Need some help with the MRCS? Combine the two with these abstract anatomical prints.
Just got the big job? Need to look the part? You need an old school leather satchel.
They say: don’t take your work home with you. They’re wrong! The eoSim SurgTrac take-home laparoscopic trainer will allow you to arrive at work and dazzle. Learn and hone your surgical skills with the help of a surgeon-designed lap trainer, unique instrument tracking platform and an online curriculum. Alternatively, hone those micro-surgical skills on an eoMicro.
Do something useful this Boxing Day!
Skull-base neurosurgery fellow, Leeds General Infirmary