It is normal to experience anticipatory anxiety with this new stage in your medical career.
Despite all the advice and preparation, there will be days as an intern where you don’t have time to exercise, when you have to eat takeaway for three days straight, don’t get to reply to that important message or go to that family dinner. There may be times when you feel out of your depth at work and you have to call your registrar three times with the same question. It happens to most interns and it passes.
You can do a few practical things to prepare for your amazing first year.
It is very likely that your medical training has equipped you with most of the skills you need, but there are a few things you may do to make it easier for yourself.
For example, try to proactively look after your mental and physical health and practise healthy habits, which are realistic to maintain throughout your intern year.