Dr. Shakti Dabholkar is currently a final year respiratory advanced trainee at Liverpool Hospital. He completed basic physician training through the Westmead BPT network. He believes that delivering quality patient care starts with a solid foundation in medical knowledge – both in basic sciences and clinical skills. He understands the challenge of balancing self-directed learning with a busy clinical workload as a junior registrar. He would like to contribute to medical education by empowering basic trainees with knowledge and skill for clinical practice, self-education and is an advocate for life-long learning.