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    Evening all- I haven't been here in weeks. Working full time sucks majorly.
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    One week left of placement, and I never have to do gastro again. Ever. (Barring inevitable questions in finals). It feels weird knowing that I currently know everything I will ever know about a topic (and that amount is worryingly small).
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    One week left of placement, and I never have to do gastro again. Ever. (Barring inevitable questions in finals). It feels weird knowing that I currently know everything I will ever know about a topic (and that amount is worryingly small).
    You might have to do a foundation job in it though?
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    You might have to do a foundation job in it though?
    That's a very worrying thought. Though I guess the thought of having to do a foundation job at all sounds kinda scary at this point in time. At least I have three years before I get inflicted on any unsuspecting patients for real.
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    got to decide if I want to move from 1995 pension section to 2008 pension section. currently trying to figure out what all this means. Anyone know anything?

    its all really confusing. NHS website vair unhelpful.
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    (Original post by lekky)
    got to decide if I want to move from 1995 pension section to 2008 pension section. currently trying to figure out what all this means. Anyone know anything?
    I'm far too young and pretty for pensions.
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    (Original post by Fission_Mailed)
    I'm far too young and pretty for pensions.
    I've had an NHS pension since I was 18. Let's not forget whose in the better position here
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    (Original post by lekky)
    I've had an NHS pension since I was 18. Let's not forget whose in the better position here
    Why? My understanding is that if you want a pension, put in a private fund somewhere, away from the influences of successive governments who will inevitably alter the system a million times before you become old enough to get anything back, and that there won't be anything much in the public sector pension pot anyway.
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    Why? My understanding is that if you want a pension, put in a private fund somewhere, away from the influences of successive governments who will inevitably alter the system a million times before you become old enough to get anything back, and that there won't be anything much in the public sector pension pot anyway.
    Your employer isn't going to contribute anything to a private fund! And the NHS pension is linked to length of membership.
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    (Original post by Isometrix)
    Is it odd that I feel like doing prep work for year 3 so I don't look like a complete fool in clinics :sigh:?
    I've been told it's a good idea to keep going over stuff though just so you're not a complete div when you do hit the wards. Some guys from uni I know are doing this or atleast thinking of starting a few weeks before term resumes.

    I wish I knew what to do prior to starting my bsc though...I feel like I'm wasting my summer working and going out and stuff and not doing anything academically related. :s
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    (Original post by Medicine Man)
    I've been told it's a good idea to keep going over stuff though just so you're not a complete div when you do hit the wards. Some guys from uni I know are doing this or atleast thinking of starting a few weeks before term resumes.

    I wish I knew what to do prior to starting my bsc though...I feel like I'm wasting my summer working and going out and stuff and not doing anything academically related. :s
    It's going to be one of your last decent-sized summers. I'd chiefly use it to do whatever I want.
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    Currently teaching myself nephrology, gastro and hepatobilliary - it's how our rotations have worked out. What do I absolutly need to know, any advice folks?
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    (Original post by lekky)
    got to decide if I want to move from 1995 pension section to 2008 pension section. currently trying to figure out what all this means. Anyone know anything?

    its all really confusing. NHS website vair unhelpful.
    http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Documents/P...29_03.2011.pdf

    There's a good summary on page 3 there I think

    edit: http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Pensions/2681.aspx and a couple of worked examples there. not sure what it means by 'revalued' though, perhaps accounting for inflation - I can try and find out though!
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    (Original post by Wangers)
    Currently teaching myself nephrology, gastro and hepatobilliary - it's how our rotations have worked out. What do I absolutly need to know, any advice folks?
    I should really know this, having just done all three of those... Um, Medicine At A Glance seems to cover all the necessary topics in just enough detail. I would think glomerular nephropathies, acute and chronic renal failure, renal replacement therapy, transplantation for nephro, and it's too early in the morning for me to think about the others.
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    (Original post by n1r4v)
    Out of curiosity, are there really BOD / MIMS type esoteric questions during any clinical school exams? I was always under the impression that clinical school would have a lot more "problem-solving" / less "detail" oriented questions.
    There were a few weird questions relying on pre-clinical knowledge e.g. 'Which of these structures lies on the trans-pyloric plane?' but by and large, the questions were clinical.
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    Sonisphere in 3 days!! Bring it.
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    (Original post by lekky)
    got to decide if I want to move from 1995 pension section to 2008 pension section. currently trying to figure out what all this means. Anyone know anything?

    its all really confusing. NHS website vair unhelpful.
    My gut would be no but it depends on which pension you were on for the 95' lot as I know final salary ones were got rid of in the 08' If you can get final salary then guard it with your life. But I don't know the logistics myself as I am yet to have to deal with this...
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    That's what Prof K told us... :dontknow: When are your results out?
    I don't disagree, I'm just as surprised as you are.

    Out on Friday and meanwhile I feel like I'm in Limbo.
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    My gut would be no but it depends on which pension you were on for the 95' lot as I know final salary ones were got rid of in the 08' If you can get final salary then guard it with your life. But I don't know the logistics myself as I am yet to have to deal with this...
    Ah good point. Though '08 looks at your earnings for the last 10 years and averages the earnings from the highest 3 years. then does some funky math including your years of membership to the pension. At least thats what the handy video said. I really have no idea, might just get my dad to explain it to me/advise me on what to do
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    (Original post by Mushi_master)
    Sonisphere in 3 days!! Bring it.
    Gojira, mother licker. Tis going to be sick.
 
 
 
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