Authors: Dr. Bilal Zafar, Maria Rosa Ferreira, Inês Serra, Kashmala Khan
Dr. Raja Adnan currently serves as a consultant psychiatrist at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. In 2003, he completed a Bachelors in Medicine & Surgery (MBBS) at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) Jamshoro, Pakistan. In 2012, he obtained a diploma in psychiatry from Cardiff University and also received MRCPsych from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Later in 2019, he got a master’s degree in medical education from Cardiff University. Today, Dr. Raja Adnan is a well-recognized British psychiatrist who selflessly provides guidelines to International Medical Graduates (IMGs) about training and much more.
Trial of Choosing Specialty
Once a medical student becomes a doctor, the majority looks forward to becoming specialists. As simple as it seems, choosing a speciality is complicated. Many young doctors do not have mentors who can guide them correctly so they can decide the best for themselves. During MBBS, when medical students practice clinical rotations under the supervision of residents, interest related to different specialities builds in their minds. With time, they gauge their mental inclination towards a single speciality and make the final decision.
Attributes of Specialty
Internet Shrinks Distance Between IMGs & their Inspirations
Back in the days when Dr. Raja Adnan graduated, social media was not an active tool at academic and professional levels. For them, it was not a hassle-free process to find their seniors who settled in the UK or other parts of the world for guidance. Tracing a senior who graduated, passed exams and scored residency had to follow a mainstream protocol that didn’t include social media.
From Jamshoro to the UK: The unrolling of fulfilling moments
When mind and heart acknowledge a dream coming true after years of hard work and struggle, the moment is infinite. Every doctor looks forward to recognition and respect. Dr. Raja Adnan knew his destination was the UK and there he is practising and living his dream.
Million Dollar Question: How to deal with stress and anxiety?
Everyone has a different way of dealing with stress. There is no perfect way to deal with stress and anxiety. Something that works for one person is likely not work for the other. Firstly, it is important to acknowledge that we are all humans and it is quite normal to feel most of the things such as anxiety. Anxiety is seen as abnormal but every human is anxious at some point in life. The same is true for depression and stress. We all go through these phases. Some people talk about these states openly while others contain it inside themselves. Apparently, they are confident but actually, they are stressed and anxious.
Underestimating the Potential in You
Dr. Raja Adnan Ahmed preaches choosing and following the right choices. Initially, young doctors are clueless but with the right preferences and values, they find the right mentor.
Dr. Raja Adnan convinces psychiatrists to not only prescribe medicines but also to go ahead and explore non-medical interventions and psychotherapy in clinical parameters.