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Documentary series following newly-qualified medics as they start working on hospital wards for the first time.
First-year Osama faces his fear of private parts when he assists with vaginal surgery, Emeka deals with a patient who collapses on the ward with severe stomach pain, and Jo is tested on a night shift when a patient goes into peri-arrest.
The Junior Doctors are several weeks into their placements at New Cross Hospital and are finding that life outside of work is just as important as work itself.
When they're not juggling their busy schedules they are finding themselves more at ease with their own decisions at work whilst not being afraid to ask for help from their seniors when they feel they need to.
Second year junior doctor Jo shows how far she has come with her patient skills when she is called to treat a one month old baby with a badly swollen toe. The baby's mum is understandably distressed and Jo displays a great deal of maturity and understanding by reassuring the baby's mother. Jo's diagnosis of treatment for the baby's toe is correct, building up her confidence as a Doctor.
As the confidence of others soars, Jin's takes a knock on his first night shift in the emergency department. Jin needs to cannulate a patient - which involves putting a needle in a vein - who has been admitted with chest pains. Jin makes several attempts before admitting defeat and has to sheepishly ask Senior Doctor Rahul for help. Despite this, Jin acknowledges that in any career you have your good days and your bad.
Jess finds herself carrying out a rectal examination on a patient who has a suspected obstruction in his back passage. He has had a relapse of lymphoma blood cancer and is about to have treatment to help. His obstruction proves to be non-critical and thankfully the treatment can go ahead.
In between training for an upcoming Triathlon, have-a-go Jo realises that sometimes Doctors need a Doctor when she finds herself in the role of patient. Jo has a small operation performed on her when she asks a colleague to remove a cyst from her head.
Getting ahead in the competitive world of medicine takes its toll on the junior doctors.
Jin struggles with criticism from a senior colleague and Osama stays late to get experience he'll need to be a surgeon. Anna finds out whether she's passed the year.
The seven newly-qualified junior doctors come to the end of their placements.
Emeka gets involved in a dispute over the hospital's dress code and finds out if he has passed into next year. Jo gets involved in her most gory and complicated surgery so far. Anna spends the day teaching a medical student and Jess helps a patient with a dangerously high heart rate.
Finally, the junior doctors gather for dinner to celebrate their successes.
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