Whispers Over My Shoulder

Excerpt from the ASCO Post, by Mairéad Geraldine McNamara, MB, PhD. 

When I interviewed for my current post as a first-time consultant in medical oncology in the United Kingdom, I was asked about my 5-year career plan. I remember some detail of my reply, but I don’t think it even remotely encompassed the depth of insight I would gain from the patients I’ve treated since.

Since medical school, I have entered, unbidden, into the lives of many people and patients; their stoicism and wisdom have shaped my daily life.


Mairéad Geraldine McNamara, MB, PhD, presenting a physician perspective at the 2020 CCF Annual Conference, entitled "Whispers over my shoulder."