Joseph Pusey

Doctor @ National Health Service
Working (0-5 years experience)
14Joined Apr 2022josephpusey.com

Bio

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I currently work as a doctor near Manchester, England.

Right now, I'm working on completing my Foundation training and deciding what I want to do with the rest of my career.

I've been involved with EA through volunteering and working for One for the World, attending EAG 2022, the Cause Innovation Bootcamp, the Hi-Med fellowship, and (most importantly) my GWWC pledge to GiveDirectly. 

How others can help me

I'm looking for flexible, part-time opportunities to test my fit for research or operations roles in Global Health and Development. 

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Answer by Joseph PuseyNov 25, 202214
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For me, the best part of finally having started work after 6-7 years in higher education is getting to donate 10% of my income (£200/month), which compared to some people here is a very small amount but still feels like a satisfyingly big step up from my effectively nominal student giving. 

At the moment it all goes to GiveDirectly, chosen because I have (I suspect) a much higher uncertainty-discount rate than the median EA and I think there are hard-t0-measure benefits from their intervention that make it less suboptimal than many might think. 

My work satisfaction gets a non-trivial boost from knowing that it enables this impact, especially because it's not a supremely impactful job in and of itself. 

Is there any scope for people to do this on an ad-hoc/crowdsourced basis? I used to a similar thing for medical AI papers (https://explainthispaper.com), where volunteers would summarise them and then the coordinators would vet, publish and distribute the summaries- is there a similar process that happens here?