Damon arrived as an F1 on 6 June 2017 and had trouble finding Darwin ward, where he has his first rotation. He met porter Jason Haynes who guided him there and later Damon asked Jason if he'd want a drink with him but Jason declined. Damon's first proper shift was on 20 June 2017 and tried to get a patient to consent to surgery and told her in confidence that he has incurable congenital heart disease which the patient later told Jac Naylor of. Damon met AAU juniors Jasmine Burrows and Morven Digby and also commented on Jasmine being "hot". Jac sent Damon to look for her phone and he found it in the hospital basement and also saw an injured Jasmine on the floor and carried her to the hospital's Acute Assesment Unit. Jasmine's death had an impact on him. Acting clinical lead Matteo Rossini decided to mentor him although Damon's assesment was carried out by Jac.