About Rory

Hi and welcome to UKdoctoronFIRE! I’m not sure why anyone would be interested in who I am but just in case you didn’t click here by accident…

I’m a 27 year old British Born Chinese (aka BBC) guy working in Dundee, Scotland. I happen to be a respiratory and medical registrar working for our NHS.

It’s been about a year since I started this blog and my first aim was to help others pass MRCP no matter what it takes. I remember all the countless days I spent studying for this marathon, including some hours after long 13 hour day shifts and even before night shifts. It was painful at best and torture at worst.

At the end of the day, it all comes down to a battle of attrition.

The second aim of this website is to document my journey towards FIRE, financial independence and retiring early. In the process, hopefully I’ll inspire you to join me.

Both are huge achievements but ironically are abbreviated to just four letter acronyms. To become a registrar in the UK, that is a doctor undergoing “advanced specialist medical training you need to possess MRCP so it’s a necessity.

But why pursue FIRE?

I think the reason the concept of FIRE resonates so deeply with me is due to fear. The fear of having no-one to rely on if I fail. You see, my parents were divorced when I was very young so the family situation is in a bit of a shambles. A significant number of people (not exclusively doctors) have parents for “leg up” financially in the form or a house deposit but I’m not one of them. If I want anything in life I need to work for it.

Unlike other FIRE bloggers I don’t intend to immediately quit my job if I achieve FIRE. Instead I see it as more of a safety blanket.


Whether you’re a doctor looking to overcome MRCP or you’re a regular gal or guy like me looking for more financial security, I hope you will join me on this journey.

You can always reach me at rory@ukdoctoronfire.com with any questions or conversation and make sure you subscribe to receive exclusive monthly newsletters not available to the general public.



June 2017

2 thoughts on “About Rory

  • September 18, 2017 at 7:29 pm


    I have read both of your booklets on MRCP and Locums and found them to be very well written. They were what is lacking in terms of insightful reflection and guidance in terms of these topics. Especially for me who is not doing a regular job and have started my UK journey by doing a MD degree first despite having full GMC registration. I find your frank way of putting things across will help many other doctors who are confused and searching for information. I have also come across your blog and YouTube channel, however at the moment have gone through it entirely nonetheless from what ever i have read it seems to be even better resource for some friendly advises in terms of career progression.

    Thanks for everything.
    Hope we’ll meet one day.

    Dr Siddharth

    • September 18, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      Hi Dr Siddharth,

      Thanks for your kind words and your support continues to motivate me to keep writing. Doing a MD degree first prior to training is not the conventional route but I’m more than sure all the skills you’ve learned during your research will make the training journey much easier for you than it was for me. I’m glad I helped – if you could write good Amazon reviews for the books I would really appreciate that.

      If I can answer any more questions that you have, don’t hesitate to email me, my friend.


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