why do so many students want to study medicine?

Announcements
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by pmc:producer)
    Does sitting in a 70s council building in an estate writing lines for depression tablets, sickness from work or methadone every day sound cool? Because that's the reality for a lot...
    Preach. Society really needs to start discussing how being a doctor isn't that glamorous. Blood, death, etc. You really have to be psychologically capable of dealing with that.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by samantham999)
    because they think doctors get paid 100k a year when actually junior doctors get paid around 23k (28k in their second year as a junior doctor) and only get around 30k when they have specialised which is less than an accountant who works for the big 4 who gets 30k straight from uni LOL
    Average first year salary is about £28k and about £34-35k in the second year.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by p29)
    in my sixth form it seems as if 70% of students studying science want to study medicine
    money???
    Doctors get mad dolla fam.
    Offline

    3
    (Original post by Etomidate)
    Average first year salary is about £28k and about £34-35k in the second year.
    No its not. My course studied at UEA and now is a junior doctor who earns 23k
    that might be the average but thats not the case for individual people. Its 30k and above when they specialise.

    My course complains all the time loool its not fair tbh on med students, they were stuck in medical school for 5/6 years and earn only that much
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by samantham999)
    No its not. My course studied at UEA and now is a junior doctor who earns 23k
    that might be the average but thats not the case for individual people. Its 30k and above when they specialise.

    My course complains all the time loool its not fair tbh on med students, they were stuck in medical school for 5/6 years and earn only that much
    No junior doctor earns £23k. That's the basic pay, and there are no rotations with three unbanded jobs.
    Offline

    3
    (Original post by Etomidate)
    No junior doctor earns £23k. That's the basic pay, and there are no rotations with three unbanded jobs.
    Its 23k-25k in your first year a junior doctor. then it increases once you have specialised around 30k+.

    My course is in her second year right now and she earns around 27/8k
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by samantham999)
    Its 23k-25k in your first year a junior doctor. then it increases once you have specialised around 30k+.

    My course is in her second year right now and she earns around 27/8k
    You're quoting basic pay. No doctor is on basic pay alone.

    Source: My payslip
    Offline

    3
    (Original post by Etomidate)
    You're quoting basic pay. No doctor is on basic pay alone.

    Source: My payslip
    oh you mean the extra bonus? yeah, I guess so but it still isn't enough tbh compared with how much you study. My cousin complains 24/7 and saying night shifts are so crap
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by samantham999)
    oh you mean the extra bonus? yeah, I guess so but it still isn't enough tbh compared with how much you study. My cousin complains 24/7 and saying night shifts are so crap
    It's still about £36k in the second year which is pretty decent. You cousin sounds like a wet towel.
 
 
 
Write a reply… Reply
Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: October 11, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Poll
Would you prefer to be told about sex by your:
Useful resources
Uni match

Applying to uni?

Our tool will help you find the perfect course

Articles:

Debate and current affairs guidelinesDebate and current affairs wiki

Quick link:

Educational debate unanswered threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.