'By lunch on my first day as a doctor, I was in tears'

This anonymous doctor shares her story of how a lack of support led her to consider suicide in her first week

I have never written about this, and this is a surprise because I am normally so fluent, so eloquent, so quick to put my thoughts on paper.

intern bullying

I think there is residual guilt, shame festering inside me that I really wasn’t up to the job of being an intern, that I had somehow faked it through medical school and the real story would come out.

But let's start from the beginning.

My intern placement was at hospital X. I would be away from my children and my husband. I had