Each month a House Officer is nominated by members of the clinical and wider multidisciplinary team for the prestigious title of ‘House Officer of the Month’. It’s an award that has grown in popularity since it first started in 2011, bringing with it a sense of a ‘job well done’ for the doctors who are nominated. Last month (May) Dr Neil Stewart received the Award, after being nominated by his colleagues during his General Medicine rotation on Tiitoki team. Words like committed, hardworking, dedicated, professional and friendly were just some of the comments people shared. One person said, “We need more doctors like him.”
So what does it take to be a House Officer in a busy hospital? Neil shares his thoughts about why he decided to become a doctor and his passion for the work that he does.