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    Hi Everyone,

    I have done so much research on both careers but still cannot make up my mind what subject to study at uni. I have a place for Podiatry at Salford to start in Sep 2010. But, i did apply for dietetics last year and i got in most good places (got AABB at A levels). But went for a year of travelling instead. Anyway now it's time to go to uni and i just don't know which one to do. I think podiatry would be great as it offers the chance to become a surgeon (would really like to do this) but i am also extremely interested in dietetics. I have family members who are allergic to everything and i would love to specialise in this area.

    Anyways, i was thinking i may even do a degree in podiatry and then a post grad diploma in dietetics??? Arggghhhhh!! Any opinions or ideas would be great. Thanks :rolleyes:
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    I'm a dietitian student and really love it and didn't want to do anything else, but if you really can't decide then why not start with podiatry this year as you already have a place and just see if you like it. Yes you could always then do dietietics as post-graduate. Good luck x
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    (Original post by Adventure_2010)
    Hi Everyone,

    I have done so much research on both careers but still cannot make up my mind what subject to study at uni. I have a place for Podiatry at Salford to start in Sep 2010. But, i did apply for dietetics last year and i got in most good places (got AABB at A levels). But went for a year of travelling instead. Anyway now it's time to go to uni and i just don't know which one to do. I think podiatry would be great as it offers the chance to become a surgeon (would really like to do this) but i am also extremely interested in dietetics. I have family members who are allergic to everything and i would love to specialise in this area.

    Anyways, i was thinking i may even do a degree in podiatry and then a post grad diploma in dietetics??? Arggghhhhh!! Any opinions or ideas would be great. Thanks :rolleyes:
    Podiatry :yy: I'm applying for it this year
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    Well, i've got a place at salford but offered an interview at southampton. I think it may be worth moving down south as is it obviously a much better uni if i get in????
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    (Original post by Adventure_2010)
    Hi Everyone,

    I have done so much research on both careers but still cannot make up my mind what subject to study at uni. I have a place for Podiatry at Salford to start in Sep 2010. But, i did apply for dietetics last year and i got in most good places (got AABB at A levels). But went for a year of travelling instead. Anyway now it's time to go to uni and i just don't know which one to do. I think podiatry would be great as it offers the chance to become a surgeon (would really like to do this) but i am also extremely interested in dietetics. I have family members who are allergic to everything and i would love to specialise in this area.

    Anyways, i was thinking i may even do a degree in podiatry and then a post grad diploma in dietetics??? Arggghhhhh!! Any opinions or ideas would be great. Thanks :rolleyes:
    I think it depends on your personality. Do you like to talk a lot, or are you a hands on person? If you prefer talking, I'd go for the Dietician. If you are a practical person who likes using their hands as well as their brain, go for the Podiatry. Personally I'm going to do Podiatry, but my friend is a Dietician. She talks, I do!

    To be honest, they are both good jobs, same NHS pay scales. Podiatry has good options if you want to practice privately. I'm not sure about private dieticians.

    Good luck in whatever you choose.
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    If you're going to an interview at Southampton, make sure you come away with a very clear understanding of how much practical training you will get. Other schools do regular clinics - I'm at Soton and we have to rely on our placements - which are real NHS environments but add up to very few hours of practice. The practical work you can do on campus is extremely lmited - no real patients and no scalpels! On the up side, high calibre staff.
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    Hello! I'm a graduate (July 2009) of podiatry from Salford. I can honestly say I love my job! I'm working in the nhs in a high risk setting. Salford was a really good place to study as many of the lecturers are specialists in there areas and it looks really good on ur cv that you've worked with them. I had students from salford last week, you still get quite alot of placement time but it doesn't hurt to do extra clinics over summer-I know I did! It really depends on your reasoning of wanting to do podiatry. I loved the problem solving biomechanics side that's why I chose to do it.it's really your own personal choice.good luck!
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    Great thanks everyone! I'm supposed to be having a skype interview with soton but to be honest i think for me (being a mature student) salford will be better. About 1.5 hours form home if i need it (currently living in another country so i would like to now be a little bit closer to home).

    Khadijah can you recommend any podiatry books i should be getting for my own personal use. I've already ordered Merrimen's assessment of the lower limb. I thought Neale's disorder of the foot would also be good? What do you think?

    Also, where should i look for a part time job? Are there any sites i can visit? Did you actually have time for one? Which halls did you stay in?

    Thanks
 
 
 
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