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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    At least you know your ranking! We never get told ours.
    This is true. Our exams officer is really helpful with that stuff.
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)

    When are results out? Ooh elective Where'd you wanna go?
    Morag is better chat, btw. No one is sure when they are and I don't want to appear too keen by asking everyone! As for elective, I might just stay home for it but if I can manage Toronto then I'll jet there.

    Thinking so far either Respiratory or GP but to be honest I just have no idea what I REALLY want to do but I know those two options will be decent enough.

    Just wish I could pin dow what it is I want to do with my career/life.
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    (Original post by ThisLittlePiggy)
    Morag is better chat, btw. No one is sure when they are and I don't want to appear too keen by asking everyone! As for elective, I might just stay home for it but if I can manage Toronto then I'll jet there.

    Thinking so far either Respiratory or GP but to be honest I just have no idea what I REALLY want to do but I know those two options will be decent enough.

    Just wish I could pin dow what it is I want to do with my career/life.
    Have you tried the Medical Specialty Aptitude test? http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/specialties/

    Just use elective as an excuse to have one hell of an awesome holiday then. I'm sure it doesn't matter that much what you do with it...
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    Have you tried the Medical Specialty Aptitude test? http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/specialties/

    Just use elective as an excuse to have one hell of an awesome holiday then. I'm sure it doesn't matter that much what you do with it...
    Thanks for that link. My top 5 are apparently:

    Rehabilitation Medicine,Occupational Medicine,Rheumotology,Paediatric s and Gastroenterology.

    The first three in my mind are non starters for me. I couldn't cope with the emotional stress of rehabilitation medicine and I am uninterested by occupational medicine and rheumotology.

    At one time, back in August, I was certain Paediatrics was for me but now I think I'd miss adult medicine too much. I'm worried that I'll go the way of one of the Paeds registrars: that I'll eventually want to leave ,this person did after 9 years, but can't because medicine will move on and I'll be a dangerous dinosaur.

    Gastroenterology, to this day, is the the area in which I score the highest in my exams but is an area I have yet to experience on the wards and won't do until May.

    GP and Respo, which I do enjoy, scored 34th and 28th out of 36. Go figure.

    I'd love to just take the time for a holiday but the Medschool are adamant that we undertake a project whether it be an audit or some research. Failure to do so means that you won't receive a class certificate and will have to resit the year.
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    (Original post by ThisLittlePiggy)
    Just wish I could pin dow what it is I want to do with my career/life.
    Was looking our our SMD website as there's been a few changes and saw this,

    http://www.cxdx.qmul.ac.uk/index.html

    I haven't looked thoroughly but from the outset seems like it may be of use
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    Have you tried the Medical Specialty Aptitude test? http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/specialties/

    Just use elective as an excuse to have one hell of an awesome holiday then. I'm sure it doesn't matter that much what you do with it...
    My number 1 is aerospace medicine. Cool!


    1 aerospace med
    2 orthopaedic surgery
    3 obstetrics/gynecology
    4 general surgery
    5 pulmonology
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    Are those of you who are applying to intercalate now planning to start in September 2011? I'm hoping to intercalate after 4th year (sept 2012) so I think I've got a while. I would absolutely love to be somewhere in London, I am so homesick for it. Nice as the south west is I've had enough already. And I want to live at home and not pay rent. Does the topic we chose to intercalate in have any affect career wise? I found something I like the sound of in haematology but I don't want to do that as a career. Becca-Sarah that surgery and anaesthetics course at Imperial sounds awesome but I'm scared by the competition.

    I am so excited about elective planning, even though if I get to intercalate I won't actually go on elective until 2013. Making you do a project is harsh TLP! I hope PMS won't make us do that or my plans are ruined...
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      My number 1 is aerospace medicine. Cool!


      1 aerospace med
      2 orthopaedic surgery
      3 obstetrics/gynecology
      4 general surgery
      5 pulmonology
      wow I never knew aerospace medicine existed! I want in too!
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      (Original post by Magician)
      wow I never knew aerospace medicine existed! I want in too!
      Me either

      "Aerospace Medicine, as a broad field of endeavor, offers dynamic challenges and opportunities for physicians, nurses, physiologists, human factors specialists, psychologists, bioenvironmental engineers, industrial hygienists, environmental health practitioners, and other professionals. Those in the field are dedicated to enhancing health, promoting safety, and improving performance of individuals who work or travel in unusual environments. Areas of interest range from space and atmospheric flight to undersea activities, and the environments that are studied cover a wide spectrum, extending from the microenvironments of space or diving suits to those of "spaceship Earth."

      Aerospace medical practitioners serve flyers, passengers, space travelers, air traffic controllers, patients transported by air, maintenance crews, and even mountain climbers and undersea workers. The problems and challenges these people face are quite different from those faced by individuals who live and work only on the surface of the Earth. The unusual nature of aerospace medicine's needs requires that practitioners have unique expertise. Specialized education in any of aerospace medicine's diverse facets enables professionals to develop and apply their capabilities. The diverse and expanding opportunities in the field make a career in aerospace medicine unusually attractive for health professionals."
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      (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
      Seen this? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...worry-all.html

      Daily Fail being sensationalist again...
      I must say, mild night at the reynolds tbh for sports night.

      I am amused I know a few photoed. Hopefully nothing bad happens to them...
      I wonder who leaked the photos...
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      I want to be told I should do aerospace medicine! Gastroenterology seems boring in comparison :emo:
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      (Original post by felt_monkey)
      I want to be told I should do aerospace medicine! Gastroenterology seems boring in comparison :emo:
      Gastro's one of the more exciting medical speciality, especially when the red stuff comes out the top whilst the black stuff's coming out the bottom.

      Aerospace medicine is just occy 'elf writ small.
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      Hands up who's going in for placement tomorrow?

      Can't decide whether the brownie points are worth it....none of my housemates have come back yet and I'm all alone!
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      (Original post by Renal)
      Gastro's one of the more exciting medical speciality, especially when the red stuff comes out the top whilst the black stuff's coming out the bottom.

      Aerospace medicine is just occy 'elf writ small.
      Bubble. Please don't burst it. :sad:
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      My friends see that mail article and think of me, just because I am the only traditional(ish) medic in my friend group :sigh:

      I am not that bad...
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      (Original post by crazylemon)
      I am not that bad...

      Not yet, you have much to learn young padawan.
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      (Original post by ThisLittlePiggy)
      Not yet, you have much to learn young padawan.
      I was last year, reformed. I do a civilised sport now :p:

      Drinking has lost its appeal in the sort of environment. I now prefer to get drunk on prosecco at a friends house. Or wine.
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      (Original post by lekky)
      Bubble. Please don't burst it. :sad:
      There is an elective you can do with NASA at the Kennedy Space Centre.
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      (Original post by mrs_bellamy)
      Are those of you who are applying to intercalate now planning to start in September 2011? I'm hoping to intercalate after 4th year (sept 2012) so I think I've got a while. I would absolutely love to be somewhere in London, I am so homesick for it. Nice as the south west is I've had enough already. And I want to live at home and not pay rent. Does the topic we chose to intercalate in have any affect career wise? I found something I like the sound of in haematology but I don't want to do that as a career. Becca-Sarah that surgery and anaesthetics course at Imperial sounds awesome but I'm scared by the competition.
      Yup, kinda scared by the looming deadline! Apparently the topic you pick doesn't affect your career, only the points/publications/presentations you get from it, but the more interested in it you are the better you're likely to do, i would have thought... Yeh the 5/55 entry rate for Imperial sounds awful, but at least they have special places for externals - the others im applying for don't quote admissions rates or anything.
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      I'm starting a resp firm at Mary's tomorrow... do you guys recommend getting the flu jab?
     
     
     
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