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    (Original post by Kinkerz)
    The only surgery I've seen was the final hour or so of a CABG (no idea how long they actually are, I was scheduled to be with the anaesthetist, and he was in surgery so I was chivvied in). I was more interested in the enoximone and looking at the blood gas results :p:
    Yes! Future gasser here!

    In other news, I want to graduate.
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    (Original post by digitalis)
    In other news, I want to graduate.
    Ditto. Spent last night on-call with the Ortho F1 and seriously contemplated not intercalating so I could graduate faster. Maybe that'll change once I actually start 4th year with full time wards though...
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    (Original post by digitalis)
    Yes! Future gasser here!
    It does seem like the most interesting specialty :yep:
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    Ditto. Spent last night on-call with the Ortho F1 and seriously contemplated not intercalating so I could graduate faster. Maybe that'll change once I actually start 4th year with full time wards though...
    I think the first year of clinics is really interesting and exciting, you learn loads and are exposed to so much. It's all a bit bewildering though and you learn sort of discrete bits and bobs of information. I found coming to diagnoses really hard or just assimilating all the bits and pieces of a patient presentation into one diagnosis extremely tough, even if it was screamingly obvious.

    Fourth year has been quite easy tbh, the rotations are so short nobody expects much of you. However, I do think that we have been given a bit more of a free rein so to speak which has been a relief. Things are coming together now and I am starting to pick up things that hopefully will help me do the job better, like learning 'patient control' in clerkings, how to write good TTOs, making shadow jobs lists on the patient list to help prioritise things.

    Seeing as fifth year is only 6-7 months long, hopefully I'll get reasonably confident by this time next year.
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    (Original post by digitalis)
    I think the first year of clinics is really interesting and exciting, you learn loads and are exposed to so much. It's all a bit bewildering though and you learn sort of discrete bits and bobs of information. I found coming to diagnoses really hard or just assimilating all the bits and pieces of a patient presentation into one diagnosis extremely tough, even if it was screamingly obvious.

    Fourth year has been quite easy tbh, the rotations are so short nobody expects much of you. However, I do think that we have been given a bit more of a free rein so to speak which has been a relief. Things are coming together now and I am starting to pick up things that hopefully will help me do the job better, like learning 'patient control' in clerkings, how to write good TTOs, making shadow jobs lists on the patient list to help prioritise things.

    Seeing as fifth year is only 6-7 months long, hopefully I'll get reasonably confident by this time next year.
    How is your 5th year so short?? Ours is pretty much a whole year minus short holidays, with 3 clinical blocks (med, surg, gp/mental) plus elective.
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    How is your 5th year so short?? Ours is pretty much a whole year minus short holidays, with 3 clinical blocks (med, surg, gp/mental) plus elective.
    Finals in March (apparently they are 'late' this year), elective + easter, back for F1 shadowing for 4 weeks, holiday, work
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    (Original post by digitalis)
    Finals in March (apparently they are 'late' this year), elective + easter, back for F1 shadowing for 4 weeks, holiday, work
    Ah, our finals (writtens) are in 4th year. Where did time go? I can't quite get my head around the fact I only have a minimum of 2 years left before I have to work...
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    (Original post by Renal)
    PM me?

    Aphex twin?

    The 10 minute version really is a masterpiece.

    (Original post by Jessaay!)
    I listened to parkway drive for a bit after you posted. Not bad, but not as much win as Coheed and Cambria :p:

    Then I listened to Florence and the Machine, followed by Jason Derulo, the Eurhythmics and finally Einaudi. My music taste is strange.
    That's remarkable close to what I had on when I was getting ready to go out last weekend. (Ridin' Solo is sadly the only song that can put a positive spin on my nightlife.)
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    Ah, our finals (writtens) are in 4th year....
    Barely 14 weeks from now.

    I'm so very very afraid.
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    By the way gang, just thought that I should probably make at least one post to commemorate my first year on TSR. So this is it. Can you remember how crap life was without my abuse of the :awesome: smiley?




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    (Original post by digitalis)
    Finals in March (apparently they are 'late' this year), elective + easter, back for F1 shadowing for 4 weeks, holiday, work
    Genuine question -- what do you find most appealing about gassing?
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    Got 2nd coursework back today.. A
    Been really demotivated recently so it's given me a bit of a boost
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    (Original post by lekky)
    Got 2nd coursework back today.. A
    Been really demotivated recently so it's given me a bit of a boost
    Well done.
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    (Original post by lekky)
    Genuine question -- what do you find most appealing about gassing?
    Mind if I answer?

    Broad caseload.
    Excellent training.
    Range of practical skills.
    Lots of applied knowledge.
    Lots of opportunity to sub-specialise.
    Reasonable job security.
    Usually good working environment.
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    (Original post by Renal)
    Mind if I answer?

    Broad caseload.
    Excellent training.
    Range of practical skills.
    Lots of applied knowledge.
    Lots of opportunity to sub-specialise.
    Reasonable job security.
    Usually good working environment.
    Add in:
    "Plenty of time to do extra reading, catch up on news, study for next college exams. A.k.a. time in theatre"
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    (Original post by lekky)
    Genuine question -- what do you find most appealing about gassing?
    Ofc, renal is far better placed to answer but...

    I've always liked it, even before med school
    The heavy theoretical base and the physiology/pharm involved
    Heavily involved in acute and critical care side of things-I like the sick side of medicine (how sadistic does that sound)
    Involved all over the hospital-lots of variety
    Can do cool **** like retrieval medicine, prehospital care, events medicine etc
    Can sub specialise into loads of different things like paeds, o&g, critical care/icu, pain
    Reasonable private practice

    I like cannulating?
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    (Original post by digitalis)
    Yes! Future gasser here!

    In other news, I want to graduate.
    Leaning more and more to ending up as one of them myself. We shall see how that pans out in clinics though.
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    BTW that post about being a future gasser was directed at Kinkerz, not myself :p:
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    (Original post by digitalis)
    BTW that post about being a future gasser was directed at Kinkerz, not myself :p:
    I'm aware, just stepping in on the gasser clique
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    (Original post by Renal)
    Mind if I answer?

    Broad caseload.
    Excellent training.
    Range of practical skills.
    Lots of applied knowledge.
    Lots of opportunity to sub-specialise.
    Reasonable job security.
    Usually good working environment.
    Plus in what other profession would you be able to drug someone so an oik with a knife can have his way with them and get away with it?
 
 
 
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