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Can't you now?
Nope not any more - but i was never very good with planes anyways - ive had to jump out of a few in my time :eek:

Oh forgot to say i think it would be good to do psychiatry.
How come everyone started med school wanting to be a neurologist??
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How come everyone started med school wanting to be a neurologist??
Cos they have no insight into how dull it is :P
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Cos they have no insight into how dull it is :P
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Cos they have no insight into how dull it is :P
actually my aunt is a neurologist and I find it really interesting... there's the bit in psychology there too... I find the brain really interesting...
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No idea. Not a med student yet, so I don't really think if I did have an idea it'd be very well informed. I would need a LOT of experience before deciding anything like that.
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actually my aunt is a neurologist and I find it really interesting... there's the bit in psychology there too... I find the brain really interesting...
I was half kidding Everyone will have their own take on a speciality, that's what makes life interesting. I find neurology to be probably the most uninteresting area of medicine going (to put it kindly :P), but others (who probably haven't had much exposure... can't think of any other reason ) find bones just as dull...
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But bones *are* dull... there's like a diaphysis, an epiphysis and epiphyseal growth plates. Osteoclasts, osteoblasts, osteocytes. Osteons, haversian canals, volkmann's canals.
A loads of arthritis.
Joints..

The brain's interesting... they cut bits (out) to see what the effect is and mess around with drugs without much real idea what they're doing...
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, but others (who probably haven't had much exposure... can't think of any other reason ) find bones just as dull...
I quite liked my ortho placement, but the thought of doing it for the rest of my career, ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Its not like they are just orthopaedic surgeons. No, they are knees, or hips, or elbows or whatever. urgh, the thought of doing the same joint for 20 years!!
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The fun is in using a mad expensive version of meccano and getting paid for it! I can still use magic drugs without having a clue what they actually do... I just had to skip all pharmacology lectures at med school

The only neurosurgical thing I'd be interested in learning is boreholes for extradurals... drilling a hole through someone's skull... how cool would that be? *reads that back to himself and wonders if medicine's made him a bit psycho*

Edit: spelling
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Neurosurgery does look very interesting, I've just finished a book by a neurosurgeon and it's mint!! Although the author's american, so it dwells a bit too much on the 'macho' aspect of the field!
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but others (who probably haven't had much exposure... can't think of any other reason ) find bones just as dull...
One of my major gripes with the Foundation Programme was that I had to do FY2 in Orthopaedics. :mad:

Not only that I had the personal trauma of 3 trauma and 2 elective case lists a week. Standing in a heavy lead jacket for hours on end so that you sweat like a pig and end up stinking whilst hammering IM nails and screws and goodness knows what else into bones is my idea of hell. I cannot even hammer a nail into a piece of wood! This was not helped by a lovely and enthusiatic Consultant who insisted on me doing the operations.

Awfulpaedics.
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Paeds/O+G/Palliative care/Surgery

So quite narrow options. I've always wanted to do paeds and i still do. I loved O+G this year but not sure about lifestyle/litigation. Palliative care sounds really interesting..

And i liked surgery. Really didn't expect to. Surprisingly I hated medicine when I thought it would be the other way round.

All the people I know in psych are weird. So I guess that might work too.
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One of my major gripes with the Foundation Programme was that I had to do FY2 in Orthopaedics. :mad:

Not only that I had the personal trauma of 3 trauma and 2 elective case lists a week. Standing in a heavy lead jacket for hours on end so that you sweat like a pig and end up stinking whilst hammering IM nails and screws and goodness knows what else into bones is my idea of hell. I cannot even hammer a nail into a piece of wood! This was not helped by a lovely and enthusiatic Consultant who insisted on me doing the operations.

Awfulpaedics.
Got to 5 lists a week as an F2? Sounds freaking awesome!
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Got to 5 lists a week as an F2? Sounds freaking awesome!
It would have been a great job for a career surgeon, as a career medic it was hell on earth.

I think I have done more hip hemiarthroplasties, DHSs, K wires, Achilles tendon repairs etc.. than many ST1s currently doing Orthopaedics. Those words still bring me out in cold sweats now.
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Achilles repairs... mouth watering stuff for me (Achilles pathology is my thing)... sounds like eye watering stuff for you
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Awfulpaedics.
Beautiful!
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Hmmm have no idea till I hopefully get to medschool but right now I'd choose medical genetics, cardiology, G.P, or psych, don't think I'll like surgery.
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I've taken a huge interest in oncology ever since i had NHL as a 14 yr old and i think that as 1/3 people get cancer, it would be something so worthwhile. Obviously it includes a lot of palliative care but that is just as important as any other type of care. I also have to take into account that my judgment as a doctor might be affected because of my own personal experiences.

I'd quite like to be a GP as you get to know people and their families and you would see a much broader spectrum of the population.

But those are just ideas....I still have to apply and get a place first (hopefully)and then complete the course. The problem is that there are so many different specialisms in medicine and I could still completely change my mind.

You can't make that decision when you're only 17!
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who on earth would want to specialise in palliative care??? soooo unrewarding
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who on earth would want to specialise in palliative care??? soooo unrewarding
I suggest that you get some work experience at a terminal care facility then come back and say it again.
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