It’s great to hear you’ve used the site
When I was a 4th-year medical student (2010), I struggled to find free high-quality clinical skills guides online. I eventually paid to access a resource and was disappointed that even this quality was low content.
I’d always been interested in technology, websites and video production, so I thought it’d be fun to try and make something useful in the medical education space. Ultimately, I wanted to be able to provide a resource that anyone could access for free.
I’ve always enjoyed working on Geeky Medics because it allows me to combine my interests in technology, medicine, video production and pixel art. However, it was difficult to find the time to work on Geeky Medics, alongside studying and even more so now that I’m working as a doctor. I’ve fallen asleep at my desk more times than I’d like to admit and I’ve sacrificed a lot of my free time outside of studying and now clinical work.
I’d have never persisted through the most challenging times over the last 8.5 years had I not felt passionate about the project. I feel really privileged to be able to work on Geeky Medics and I plan to continue doing so for a long time to come.
I’ve now reduced my GP training hours to part-time, which means I have more time to work on Geeky Medics during the week and some time to relax on a weekend (which was definitely needed).
Sorry if I’ve waffled on a bit!