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    (Original post by Etomidate)
    Have you forgotten how to read an ECG yet?
    Nah im OK at it since this particular job involves a lot of ward work.
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    (Original post by XMaramena)
    Approximately how much rotational force must be applied in order to hyperextend the cervical spine to ensure a clean despatch?
    No idea
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    (Original post by Adipoptosis)
    No idea
    A rather gruesome one I suppose, which doesn't actually have an answer so that was a bit mean :P

    So what's your end goal for your career?
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    (Original post by XMaramena)
    A rather gruesome one I suppose, which doesn't actually have an answer so that was a bit mean :P

    So what's your end goal for your career?
    Well I had all these dreams when I was younger of starting my own hospital and having a staff of 30 surgeons working for me and discovering something so tremendous that I would pitch up to a conference and people would be like 'wow, its him'.

    Then I was introduced to e-portfolio, ST3 job applications and, I guess, the real world!

    My current goal is to secure ST3 training in trauma and orthopaedics and make it to consultant level.

    Then ill go from there I suppose.
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    What were your A level Grades like? Did you do any work experience to get into Oxford?
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    (Original post by kaushik_srini)
    What were your A level Grades like? Did you do any work experience to get into Oxford?
    I got 4As, Yes I did two-three weeks in a hospital in North London.
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    Will you specialise in adult or child surgery when you have finished training?


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    (Original post by dramastudent13)
    Will you specialise in adult or child surgery when you have finished training?


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    Actually as an orthopaedic surgeon you have to be able to do both. I would want to specialise probably in Adult Upper Limb surgery.
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    Ever get worried when going into theatre to do an operation?


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    Is this you?

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    what gcse grades did you get
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    (Original post by dramastudent13)
    Ever get worried when going into theatre to do an operation?


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    Nah because I'm always supported by a senior trainee or a consultant at this stage.
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    (Original post by bertstare)
    Is this you?


    Yeh I guess so, I have a cool car too.
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    (Original post by emilytjones)
    what gcse grades did you get
    11A*s
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    Ok guys and girls that was great, thanks for all the questions.

    Take care now!
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    (Original post by Adipoptosis)
    Best

    1. The feeling you get when you do a dynamic hip screw operation (newbie operation) and in the trauma meeting the next day, the bosses are like 'good work, you're making our senior trainees look bad'.

    2. When you, and I mean exclusively you, do something that actually results in a patient's life being made better or even saved. Very rare for this to actually happen. But for example when you realise that a patient has a certain infection and you pro-actively start Antibiotics and they make it off the ward alive whereas if you hadn't and some dodgy locum doctor had found them two days later, they would have died.

    3. There's this girl...sort of in love with her.


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    1. Pay :P
    2. Night working
    3. Managers
    Interesting answer. Still don't see how you can complain at 48k being a 25 year old trainee in your field!
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    (Original post by Adipoptosis)
    Well I had all these dreams when I was younger of starting my own hospital and having a staff of 30 surgeons working for me and discovering something so tremendous that I would pitch up to a conference and people would be like 'wow, its him'.

    Then I was introduced to e-portfolio, ST3 job applications and, I guess, the real world!

    My current goal is to secure ST3 training in trauma and orthopaedics and make it to consultant level.

    Then ill go from there I suppose.
    What sort of things are you doing to try to "stand out" at the ST3 selection?
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    (Original post by Chief Wiggum)
    What sort of things are you doing to try to "stand out" at the ST3 selection?
    First and foremost, trying to fill up my logbook with as many operations as possible.

    Im preparing a poster with another trainee to present at a national conference.

    Ive done two audits in three years and I'm currently working on one.

    I teach medical students and have been involved in a regional teaching program.

    Ive got two publications so far; I doubt ill get another one before I apply though.

    Then just interview practice.
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    (Original post by Adipoptosis)
    First and foremost, trying to fill up my logbook with as many operations as possible.

    Im preparing a poster with another trainee to present at a national conference.

    Ive done two audits in three years and I'm currently working on one.

    I teach medical students and have been involved in a regional teaching program.

    Ive got two publications so far; I doubt ill get another one before I apply though.

    Then just interview practice.
    Cool, thanks.

    When you say you are involved with operations, what sort of role/level of involvement do you have as a CST level trainee?

    I presume it depends on the operation,,, But I mean, how much is you actually "operating", versus holding equipment for the lead surgeon?
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    Do you like to listen to music while you're in theatre? If so, what sort of music?
 
 
 
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