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    (Original post by Elles)
    You don't at least have any interesting characters or local politics going on at them? My current fancy-schmancy hospital has brutal grand rounds.
    There are some interesting characters indeed, just the last couple of weeks have been particularly unengaging and way over my head.

    That reminds me, better work on my own grand round soon!
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    (Original post by Mushi_master)
    There are some interesting characters indeed, just the last couple of weeks have been particularly unengaging and way over my head.

    That reminds me, better work on my own grand round soon!
    I went to my first one the other day. Neurology was way over my head, but the rheumatology one was good revision from last year :yep:
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    (Original post by xXxBaby-BooxXx)
    I went to my first one the other day. Neurology was way over my head, but the rheumatology one was good revision from last year :yep:
    Was Neurology today, somewhat over my head although way better than the immensely specialised Haematology one last week.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    lol.

    I'm thinking perhaps more Shropshire (back home) or Wales.
    You're a Shropshire lad? :five: How did I not know this? Or did I?

    (Original post by Elles)
    You don't at least have any interesting characters or local politics going on at them? My current fancy-schmancy hospital has brutal grand rounds.
    I might go next week, is it really scary? The Addenbrooke's ones certainly used to be entertaining...
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    (Original post by Mushi_master)
    Man radiology teaching is such a drag. Same goes for the medical grand rounds these last couple of weeks.
    What's the scoop? Radiology is something I might be interested in, though I'm more tempted with the interventional side of things.

    In other news, the new Forza is awesome! Bacharach is terrifying
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    I might go next week, is it really scary? The Addenbrooke's ones certainly used to be entertaining...
    Yes. One we went to was awkwardly brutal on multiple occasions... & then we found out how one of our Consultants is the offspring of the head-grandround-honcho which was interesting... :ninjagirl:

    Is it anything interesting next week? We don't routinely get emails re. anything hospital related really (makes a change from the amount of spam I've got at other hospitals) but sometimes we & our related tangents get invited along.
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    You can discount Lincolnshire from your enquiries already - they no longer take any form of unqualified medical person due to some moron disobeying instructions and walking towards the helicopter whilst the blades were still moving :facepalm:
    I feel very stupid and ignorant asking this but what happens when someone does that? Luckily I have no intention of working near any helicopters!
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    (Original post by mrs_bellamy)
    I feel very stupid and ignorant asking this but what happens when someone does that? Luckily I have no intention of working near any helicopters!
    Everybody shouts and waves, hopefully nobody gets hurt and then everyone gets very angry.

    Helicopters, being 2 million spare parts flying in loose formation, are inherently dangerous objects and need to be treated with a huge amount of respect for the safety of everyone involved - hence really rigorous and really enforced safety rules.

    If you are in any doubt about the dangers, google yourself around and find the life-expectancy of a US air ambulance pilot.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    Seeing as I am limited to the UK due to monies, I would love to do an elective with an air/ground ambulance I think.. Maybe somewhere rural. That would be nice.
    Herts and Essex have a good rep, MAGPAS have a good setup.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    You're a Shropshire lad? :five: How did I not know this? Or did I?
    I am indeed, born and bred. I miss it a lot and I don't really have any reason to go back there anymore. Where abouts are you from?

    (Original post by Renal)
    Herts and Essex have a good rep, MAGPAS have a good setup.
    Cheers. Will check them out.
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    (Original post by Renal)
    Everybody shouts and waves, hopefully nobody gets hurt and then everyone gets very angry.

    Helicopters, being 2 million spare parts flying in loose formation, are inherently dangerous objects and need to be treated with a huge amount of respect for the safety of everyone involved - hence really rigorous and really enforced safety rules.

    If you are in any doubt about the dangers, google yourself around and find the life-expectancy of a US air ambulance pilot.
    Thanks.
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    Exam wasn't too bad. The science was okay, apart fom the silly flexion/extension questions at the knee.

    Health, ethics and society was just 15 marks of slightly sexist generalisations about bull****. :awesome:
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    (Original post by Renal)
    Herts and Essex have a good rep, MAGPAS have a good setup.
    Are you a heli medic dude?

    Just wondering what the best way for getting anywhere near it is.

    Probably doing my elective in Australia doing Emergency medicine - that can't hurt can it? Or would it have to be an elective with a helicopter present?!
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    (Original post by Philosoraptor)
    Are you a heli medic dude?

    Just wondering what the best way for getting anywhere near it is.

    Probably doing my elective in Australia doing Emergency medicine - that can't hurt can it? Or would it have to be an elective with a helicopter present?!
    Nope.

    But I'd quite happily kill my one surviving grandmother for one of the ST5/6 training jobs when they come up and a BASICs job to follow.

    As far as I can tell, the best way to get into the business is to be the right man in the right place talking to the right people. However, as more pre-hospital care jobs appear proper training pathways and integration into training pathways in anaesthetics and EM is starting to appear.

    In order to make yourself more attractive the usual rules apply, I guess; audits, research, conferences, courses and experience (motorsport, SJA, 3rd manning with BASICS or the ambo service).
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    (Original post by Renal)
    Nope.

    But I'd quite happily kill my one surviving grandmother for one of the ST5/6 training jobs when they come up and a BASICs job to follow.

    As far as I can tell, the best way to get into the business is to be the right man in the right place talking to the right people. However, as more pre-hospital care jobs appear proper training pathways and integration into training pathways in anaesthetics and EM is starting to appear.

    In order to make yourself more attractive the usual rules apply, I guess; audits, research, conferences, courses and experience (motorsport, SJA, 3rd manning with BASICS or the ambo service).
    Cheers

    I'm hardly a threat to your career lol so I thought you'd be useful If you ever ask fellow students whether they know stuff....grr
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    gra, stupid health and safety. So I'm allowed to stick all kinds of needles and tubes into patients but not allowed to observe how they get to hospital WTF?!?
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    Ladies and Gentlemen, my former medical school

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-15383719
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    Psycho-social lectures = :sleep:
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    (Original post by Sarky)
    Ladies and Gentlemen, my former medical school

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-15383719
    Beat me to it.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukp...1319108838190A



    Also, ironically, the first day that I take an active approach to learning and say to myself, "James. Stop being a lazy ******* and go to all of your lectures today." ... two of the lecturers don't turn up. God obviously does not want me to learn (or to become a doctor). Back to sleep.
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    No, I don't want to reflect on MedSoc :sigh:

    Interviewing a mental health support worker hasn't changed my life in any drastic way so I'll just have to ramble on to fill a page :work:
 
 
 
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