Dear colleague,

Thank you for checking our website.

My name is Sandy Jusuf and I am an emergency registrar.

I have been overseeing this website to help other junior doctors to negotiate some of the difficulties other junior doctors and I have faced since graduation. Read more...


Medical school prepares us well with cognitive and practical skills, but it's impossible to fully prepare for the impact of working long hours plus overtime, being at the bottom of the totem pole, being bullied, and not having enough time for a social life!

Nobody wants be perceived as 'weak', 'not coping', etc. It's difficult to talk about the stress of being a JMO and to work out what to do.


The self-assessment tools can give you a good idea of how you are going.

The vignettes describe some of the unique things we commonly face as junior doctors, and they are followed by tips on how to deal with them.

The rest of the website has suggestions about looking after yourself.

We hope they help!


An initiative of the Doctors’ Health Advisory Service (NSW), the Medical Benevolent Association, the AMA Doctors in Training Group, the Resident Medical Officers’ Associations, the Australian Medical Students’ Association, the Clinical Education and Training Institute and the NSW Employee Assistance Program with funding from the Medical Board of NSW (2009).