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    (Original post by Pennyarcade)
    I cringe at how naive this is
    Honestly might be the stupidest thing I've ever read lmfao.
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    I think you're on the right lines OP
    High Salary, high status and high job security
    Although I think the majority actually enjoy the job too.
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    (Original post by ChickenMadness)
    There isn't really any risk involved for them if they're sensible though. They can refer anyone to a specialist even if theres a remote chance they might have a certain illness.

    And lets be serious. GP is one of the easiest jobs in that field. Just because of the fact they sit there all day and don't really have that much hard work to do. It's mainly filling out forms, writing letters and talking to patients. You're not going to come home at the end of the day feeling exhausted or stressed out.
    Yes but iv known some who are in there from 7 till 9 and still their work doesnt stop..seven days a week. you kinda need to be an encyclopedia to be a gp..
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    (Original post by ChickenMadness)
    mate I have relatives who are doctors. Some of you just have tunnelvision and can't understand certain jobs are more stressful/demanding than others.
    Have you ever shadowed a GP? Do you know the responsibilities of a GP? Have you ever heard of a GP being on call?

    Evidently not.

    Heres something else you probably dont know: When GPs are simply 'sitting on their bum all day writing prescriptions', they are actually analysing mountains of trial data, trying to decipher if a certain treatment is best for the patient. If you think that has no stress involved, then you really are naive.
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    (Original post by rivertosea)
    Yes but iv known some who are in there from 7 till 9 and still their work doesnt stop..seven days a week. you kinda need to be an encyclopedia to be a gp..
    Not really. If they're unsure of something they'l just refer the patient to a specialist, get a second opinion or actually look up the possiblities in an encyclopedia. You're not expected to know everything lol.
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    (Original post by ChickenMadness)
    Not really. If they're unsure of something they'l just refer the patient to a specialist, get a second opinion or actually look up the possiblities in an encyclopedia. You're not expected to know everything lol.
    but if they keep on referring unecessarily wasting consultants time ..? I would rather choose a speciality rather than be gp but anyhus thats just my opinion.
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    (Original post by Pennyarcade)
    Have you ever shadowed a GP? Do you know the responsibilities of a GP? Have you ever heard of a GP being on call?

    Evidently not.

    Heres something else you probably dont know: When GPs are simply 'sitting on their bum all day writing prescriptions', they are actually analysing mountains of trial data, trying to decipher if a certain treatment is best for the patient. If you think that has no stress involved, then you really are naive.
    lmao I know what a GP does. I spent a lot of time looking into medicine as well as asking relatives who are doctors about their job when I was deciding whether I wanted to go into medicine since my parents were trying to push me into it. You lot are just deluding yourselves into thinking this stuff difficult in comparison to other jobs. People choose to be a GP over other jobs in medicine because it's comfortable.
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    (Original post by Pennyarcade)
    Have you ever shadowed a GP? Do you know the responsibilities of a GP? Have you ever heard of a GP being on call?

    Evidently not.

    Heres something else you probably dont know: When GPs are simply 'sitting on their bum all day writing prescriptions', they are actually analysing mountains of trial data, trying to decipher if a certain treatment is best for the patient. If you think that has no stress involved, then you really are naive.
    Amen. I wanted to be a gp but realised it was not a good careee in this day and age lol
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    (Original post by ChickenMadness)
    My uncle is a GP.
    But have you actually observed what it's like? GPs have a huge responsibility as being the first point of contact. I've shadowed GPs and consultants and general practice is not an easy job. You should see some of the patients they encounter on a day to day basis, it'd drive some people mad. GPs can go from diagnosing appendicitis to various cancers, life threatening decisions.
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    Why the **** are the majority of comments on this thread about GPs? The thread is about dentistry. Not enough dentists! lmfao
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    (Original post by alevelzzz)
    Why the **** are the majority of comments on this thread about GPs? The thread is about dentistry. Not enough dentists! lmfao
    I know im guilty
    Hmm i think the popularity will definately increase simply as the nhs is going down and down..
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    (Original post by ChickenMadness)
    There isn't really any risk involved for them if they're sensible though. They can refer anyone to a specialist even if theres a remote chance they might have a certain illness.

    And lets be serious. GP is one of the easiest jobs in that field. Just because of the fact they sit there all day and don't really have that much hard work to do. It's mainly filling out forms, writing letters and talking to patients. You're not going to come home at the end of the day feeling exhausted or stressed out.
    WOW. GP has a lot more responsibilities; CPD, on call shifts, MAINTAINING A PRACTISE as well as being the first contact point for patients. You must have no idea what life as a GP if you honestly think its "FILLING OUT FORMS, WRITING LETTERS AND TALKING TO PATIENTS". btw they dont "talk" they diagnose from knowledge they have gained over years of hardwork.
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    (Original post by ChickenMadness)
    lmao I know what a GP does. I spent a lot of time looking into medicine as well as asking relatives who are doctors about their job when I was deciding whether I wanted to go into medicine since my parents were trying to push me into it. You lot are just deluding yourselves into thinking this stuff difficult in comparison to other jobs. People choose to be a GP over other jobs in medicine because it's comfortable.
    No. They choose it for the flexibility.

    Id rather be a rifleman than a soldier that finds IEDs, but that doesnt mean being a rifleman is easy.
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    (Original post by rivertosea)
    I know im guilty
    Hmm i think the popularity will definately increase simply as the nhs is going down and down..
    What? I was joking lol, dentistry is easily one of the most competitive courses in the UK. Its extremely popular.
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    You lot are being silly. Diagnosing isn't difficult after 6+ years of studying and gaining knowledge in that field. And when they're unsure of something that could be serious they'l look it up / get another opinion / refer to specialist / work with the patient.

    Just think. When you were a kid you probably thought maths was hard. Then you took the lessons and now maths is easy and common knowledge. It's the same for everything. You're mixing up studying with job content.

    You lot just have a different idea of whats easy and difficult to me and my relatives obviously rofl

    (Original post by Pennyarcade)
    No. They choose it for the flexibility.

    Id rather be a rifleman than a soldier that finds IEDs, but that doesnt mean being a rifleman is easy.
    flexibility is part of what makes it comfortable. You have more freedom to live your life without being constrained by work.
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    When I ask dentists it's because: -you only study 4 years at uni, -only one year of vt. -9 to5 job (don't worry once you get home). -we'll paid and respected
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    (Original post by ChickenMadness)
    My uncle is a GP.
    That makes you an expert?
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    (Original post by qwertyking)
    That makes you an expert?
    nope
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    (Original post by nshubber)
    When I ask dentists it's because: -you only study 4 years at uni, -only one year of vt. -9 to5 job (don't worry once you get home). -we'll paid and respected
    Its 5 years lol. Anyone who knows anything knows that
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    and for all the hot young women who graduate from dental hygeine courses to be a dentist "*****".
 
 
 
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