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    (Original post by Chief Wiggum)
    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?
    Long-story short, I try and do as many DHSs as I can. Thats the one operation you can do from start to finish. I think I've managed to do one DHS every two weeks.

    All the 'holding equipment' stuff I actually try and avoid unless its with a consultant I like to work with. There's no point standing there watching a reg do a Hemi - id rather be on the ward chatting with the nurses .

    Or assisting on a big elective list - nothing can beat that for wasting my day.
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    (Original post by lyra13)
    Do you like to listen to music while you're in theatre? If so, what sort of music?
    Nah not really, we've never done it.

    It would be nice though!
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    I would love to be a surgeon - no matter the pay.

    It really is my dream job and i'm sitting here in envy haha. Well done for getting so far!

    Are you working with the NHS? ( i saw you mention private work earlier)

    Can I also speak to you on PM about something, if thats ok?
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    (Original post by YounesB)
    I would love to be a surgeon - no matter the pay.

    It really is my dream job and i'm sitting here in envy haha. Well done for getting so far!

    Are you working with the NHS? ( i saw you mention private work earlier)

    Can I also speak to you on PM about something, if thats ok?
    Im just a trainee at the moment! Thanks though

    No, you can't train up to consultant level doing locum work, unfortunately.
    Ive done a bit.

    And yes.
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    (Original post by Adipoptosis)
    Im just a trainee at the moment! Thanks though

    No, you can't train up to consultant level doing locum work, unfortunately.
    Ive done a bit.

    And yes.
    Lol, sorry for asking so many questions, but I think this is an interesting thread.

    Whenever you are saying, essentially, "I'm not a surgeon yet, I'm just a trainee", does that attitude not annoy you a bit?

    I mean, when would you start calling yourself a surgeon? Surely beyond ST3, it's pretty legit to say that you're a surgeon?

    I mean, nobody denies that they're a lawyer until they're made a partner, for example.
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    (Original post by Chief Wiggum)
    Lol, sorry for asking so many questions, but I think this is an interesting thread.

    Whenever you are saying, essentially, "I'm not a surgeon yet, I'm just a trainee", does that attitude not annoy you a bit?

    I mean, when would you start calling yourself a surgeon? Surely beyond ST3, it's pretty legit to say that you're a surgeon?

    I mean, nobody denies that they're a lawyer until they're made a partner, for example.
    Yeh once I'm ST3, ill consider myself a surgeon.

    Think about this way, at this point I can do one operation with supervision.

    As a reg, you're doing many operations without supervision and will be supervising other people.
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    what is your opinion on neurosurgery? (I know its not your speciality but what would you advise someone thinking of doing it?) also what would you have become if you weren't doing what you are today (other careers?)
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    Do you manage to turn up for the WHO on time?
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    (Original post by IOA3E3)
    what is your opinion on neurosurgery? (I know its not your speciality but what would you advise someone thinking of doing it?) also what would you have become if you weren't doing what you are today (other careers?)
    I think its extremely cool. I mean, to be able to say you're a neurosurgeon...wow, right? There's also the fact that T&O is like changing the wheels of your car compared to neurosurgery, which is like a tuning a swiss watch. Its an incredible thing.

    The problem is, lots and lots of training and because there are so few neurosurgical centres you could easily end up in Aberdeen. Im a London boy, I don't want to go to Aberdeen...Also I don't think I'm dedicated enough to do it.

    If I wasn't a doctor, id have gone to the city. Probably S&T.
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    (Original post by Mezza362)
    Can I marry you?
    Unfortunately, I'm currently infatuated with somebody else.
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    (Original post by moonkatt)
    Do you manage to turn up for the WHO on time?
    Yes, ofc
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    (Original post by gum1941)
    What were your reasons for wanting to study medicine?
    Interesting career, very varied. Respected. Decent wages. Guaranteed employment. Family history. Fascination with a chemistry set I had when I was five.
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    (Original post by Adipoptosis)
    Yeh once I'm ST3, ill consider myself a surgeon.

    Think about this way, at this point I can do one operation with supervision.

    As a reg, you're doing many operations without supervision and will be supervising other people.
    What is your opinion on the fact that you'll go from Mr. to Dr. then back again to Mr.?
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    (Original post by Adipoptosis)
    Yes, ofc
    Excellent

    Did you like meccano as a child?
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    Is this you?

    PRSOM

    OP, what do you call two orthopaedic surgeons reading an ECG?


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    (Original post by Adipoptosis)
    Maths
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Economics

    thats what im doing and i want to go into medicine.... virtual high five
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    (Original post by Adipoptosis)
    Interesting career, very varied. Respected. Decent wages. Guaranteed employment. Family history. Fascination with a chemistry set I had when I was five.
    What makes you say guaranteed employment?
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    (Original post by jenigma)
    What is your opinion on the fact that you'll go from Mr. to Dr. then back again to Mr.?
    It is a little irritating actually.
 
 
 
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