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    (Original post by zippyRN)
    a psychiatrist is a Medical Practitioner and requires full Registration and a licence to practice ... so i'd be interested to know what exactly you mean by that comment
    Meaning, I want to specialise in Psychiatry after becoming qualified, but since qualifying isn't even possible right now (by the sounds of it), it probably wouldn't make a difference.
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    (Original post by GottaLovePhysics! :))
    Nowhere did it say my body may be given to people with "blood feteshs" for extended periods of time :p:
    No...there was no box for that was there It goes down really well at interview though!
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    (Original post by TooSexyForMyStethoscope)
    No...there was no box for that was there It goes down really well at interview though!
    How sexy are you?
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    (Original post by TooSexyForMyStethoscope)
    No...there was no box for that was there It goes down really well at interview though!
    You sound like a creepy old guy, "Why do you want to become a medic?"
    "Dead bodies..."
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    (Original post by Rexel)
    How sexy are you?
    I'm not that bad
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    (Original post by GottaLovePhysics! :))
    You sound like a creepy old guy, "Why do you want to become a medic?"
    "Dead bodies..."
    No, just a creepy 17 year old :p:
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    (Original post by TooSexyForMyStethoscope)
    I'm not that bad
    Pics or GTFO. :cool:
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    (Original post by Rexel)
    Pics or GTFO. :cool:
    See the MSN link? Add me to find out.....
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    (Original post by TooSexyForMyStethoscope)
    See the MSN link? Add me to find out.....
    Please tell me that isn't your real MSN addy, and is just for TSR purposes.
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    (Original post by Evanesyne)
    Meaning, I want to specialise in Psychiatry after becoming qualified, but since qualifying isn't even possible right now (by the sounds of it), it probably wouldn't make a difference.
    meh, you'll be fine. My aunt could barely stand the sight of blood but after qualifying she can perform surgery quite easily. It seems to me that you don't have many problems since you're ok with cutting up organs so 5 years in med school should be plenty of time to get over your fears. imo you shouldn't avoid med schools which do dissections because you should confront your fear, if you are really scared at the start then you can just ask the lecturer to sit it out and maybe after a while you'll be comfortable with doing it.
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Psychiatrists are doctors :curious:
    Technically speaking no medical professional trained in the UK is a doctor, unless they take a PhD afterwards.
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    My advice would be to send an inquiry about medicine courses at the universities you wish to apply to and see what they say in their reply. Decide what you are going to do after that.
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    (Original post by gildartz)
    meh, you'll be fine. My aunt could barely stand the sight of blood but after qualifying she can perform surgery quite easily. It seems to me that you don't have many problems since you're ok with cutting up organs so 5 years in med school should be plenty of time to get over your fears. imo you shouldn't avoid med schools which do dissections because you should confront your fear, if you are really scared at the start then you can just ask the lecturer to sit it out and maybe after a while you'll be comfortable with doing it.
    Hmm, I don't know, it's just been a long time that I've had this phobia. I don't even know how it started. :o:
    I just remembered something that my Biology teacher said after looking at my dissection: "Oh wow, that is a beautifully dissected heart," Me: Silence.... :rofl2:

    Thanks I might give it a go now.

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    It really worries me that people can graduate as doctors but have never dissected a human :/
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    I wouldn't let that put you off.

    From speaking to medics, it's actually quite impersonal. The bodies don't look like people... rather, they look like wax works or something. If you slice and dice an animal, you could do a human.
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    (Original post by steph_v)
    It really worries me that people can graduate as doctors but have never dissected a human :/
    Why do you need to have dissected to become a doctor?
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    (Original post by steph_v)
    It really worries me that people can graduate as doctors but have never dissected a human :/
    I don't even do medicine and I've dissected the full human body and head. :cool:
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    (Original post by Awesome-o)
    Why do you need to have dissected to become a doctor?
    You'd be surprised at how many medical students don't even know which side of the body the liver is on.
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    (Original post by Evanesyne)
    I'd love to do a medicine degree, but I really, really do not want to do human dissections. I've always avoided watching dissection videos at school, avoided the trip to the Body World, but it seems that if I want to do a medicine degree I can't avoid dissections?
    The weird thing is that I'm absolutely fine with animal/organ dissections....just not human bodies.


    So is it possible to avoid it?


    P.S. I'm not looking to become a doctor, but a Psychiatrist. Although I doubt that would make any difference at all.
    OP, have you tried looking at other ways of getting into psychiatry than doing a full on 5 year medical degree and then even further years of training to eventually become a Psychiatrist? If it's mental health you're interested in, I'm sure you could go along the Clinical Psychology route?

    Not to try to put you off medicine, it's just could you see yourself attending hours upon hours of lectures and learning copious amounts of stuff on the digestive system, muscles etc. if what you really want is to learn psychiatry stuff?

    Good luck with whatever you choose!
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    dont let it put you off doing what you want to do
 
 
 
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