Frequently Asked Questions (for those who just want to be nosy!)
Where are you from?
I am from the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago to be exact, although I am now British by marriage. (DH says I married him for his visa but don't tell the Home Office!)
Are you real?
Yes. There are pictures of me on the blog (no one is that amazing at Photoshop!)
Are you a real doctor?
Yes. Caribbean Princess is a pseudonym but the Dr part is real.
Why don't you use your real name? Do you have something to hide?
Well I prefer to separate my work/academic career from my fun/hobbies. It is easy to find my first name as I have been featured on other blogs. However I prefer my real name to be associated with my research and publications.This blog is only semi-anonymous as there are pictures of me on it. I have nothing to hide but I would probably be embarrassed if my supervisors found it! Even though it would only confirm what they may already know, that I am not 'typical'........or even 'normal' for that matter. Hahaha.
Can I ask you for medical advice?
Short answer No. I post on general public health topics but I am not your doctor! I would prefer to keep my license to practice with the General Medical Council (GMC) thank you very much! If you want signposting for good and reliable sources of information on the internet I may be able to do that.
Are you really a Rhodes Scholar?
Why would I make that up? I even have the tag to prove it.
Commonwealth Caribbean and Trinity (the year I shall keep to myself to stop you figuring out my age). Read more about an alumni day at Rhodes House here with pictures of Uncle Cecil thrown in for good measure!
I am thinking about medical school. Any advice?
Medical school is hard work and that is the easy part compared to actually practising medicine. Be sure you are passionate about the field and that you really want to do it. Don't do it for money or prestige (there is none!). That said there are so many specialties that you are likely to find something you love and I would make the same choice if I went back to my 18 year old self (when I ignored my Dad who tried to convince me NOT to do it! Teenage girls never listen to their fathers.....)
I am interested in Public Health. Any advice?
Please feel free to contact me on email@example.com
Also read my public health articles on this link here for relevant articles, including
'What is public health?' and 'A week in the Life of an Academic Clinical Fellow'.
I am interested in obtaining an academic grant. Can I contact you?
Sure. I would be happy to share the love, give tips and signpost. Check out websites for the Medical Research Council (MRC), National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Wellcome Trust if you are in the UK.
Are you single?
No. I am happily married to DH (Dear Husband). You can read one of our random conversations. Please do not contact me to start any long distance relationships particularly if you have weird interests such as sub/femdom and the like!!!! (As you can tell this really happened to me!) Arrrrgh..........