It's always worth tryingBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7416.679 (Published 18 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:679
- Fiona Kelly, specialist registrar in anaesthetics
- Bristol Royal Infirmary
As an anaesthetic registrar, I was always advised to pass all the necessary exams before having any children, and very sensible advice it sounded too. So imagine my dilemma when I found myself pregnant with a due date bang in between the final written and viva exams for my FRCA.
The Bristol anaesthetic community was evenly split as to what I should do. One camp told me that I was mad even to consider taking the exams, while the other told me just to give it a go. I'm not sure what made me do it, but I decided to hope for the best and sit the exams.
I have to say it was much harder than I anticipated. Pregnancy to …