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    Hey there!!
    I guess I'm on here as I need a little advice really... I graduated from dentistry in july this year, and am currently in my VT year. I have decided to do a Maxillofacial SHO next year and hopefully continue along that path. However in order for me to be a MaxFacs surgeon I would need to do medicine, so it is going to be a long looooong journey.

    There are graduate medicine courses that are 4 years, but a lot of the consultants I've spoken to have said they did a 3 year fast track course. Does such a thing exist anymore??

    Also, how hard is it to get into medicine as a graduate applicant?? Is the interview a lot more difficult??

    Any info from anyone would be greatly appreciated!!
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    (Original post by funkyfairy87)
    Hey there!!
    I guess I'm on here as I need a little advice really... I graduated from dentistry in july this year, and am currently in my VT year. I have decided to do a Maxillofacial SHO next year and hopefully continue along that path. However in order for me to be a MaxFacs surgeon I would need to do medicine, so it is going to be a long looooong journey.

    There are graduate medicine courses that are 4 years, but a lot of the consultants I've spoken to have said they did a 3 year fast track course. Does such a thing exist anymore??

    Also, how hard is it to get into medicine as a graduate applicant?? Is the interview a lot more difficult??

    Any info from anyone would be greatly appreciated!!
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    KCL have a specific MaxFax Entry programme but it is 4 years, the same as the standard graduate entry programmes: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/medicin...entry/max.html
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    Some universities allow you to enter directly into third year - Glasgow does and there's others. (Glasgow doesn't have a graduate entry program.)
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    (Original post by Meltdown30)
    Some universities allow you to enter directly into third year - Glasgow does and there's others. (Glasgow doesn't have a graduate entry program.)
    really??? I didn't know that!! I tried looking on their website and they havnt written anything about it... how do I apply for it??
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    (Original post by funkyfairy87)
    really??? I didn't know that!! I tried looking on their website and they havnt written anything about it... how do I apply for it??
    I can't find it either but there's someone in my year that's a direct entrant to third year that's a dentist. The admissions secretary at [email protected] should be able to tell you if they still offer it. I'm sure other universities do too.
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    (Original post by Meltdown30)
    I can't find it either but there's someone in my year that's a direct entrant to third year that's a dentist. The admissions secretary at [email protected] should be able to tell you if they still offer it. I'm sure other universities do too.
    Thats awesome! I'll email them and ask! If I can get onto a 3yr course that would save me an extra year of my life! thank you for letting me know
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    (Original post by Hygeia)
    KCL have a specific MaxFax Entry programme but it is 4 years, the same as the standard graduate entry programmes: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/medicin...entry/max.html
    I've had a look at this course before, but its only for mfds candidates. MFDS is no longer available, its being replaced with MJDF so I dont know if they will accept that. Also, I wouldn't be able to complete it in time as I need to have spent at least 2 years in practice. Would have been perfect otherwise... Thanks for letting me know anyway
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    (Original post by funkyfairy87)
    Hey there!!
    I guess I'm on here as I need a little advice really... I graduated from dentistry in july this year, and am currently in my VT year. I have decided to do a Maxillofacial SHO next year and hopefully continue along that path. However in order for me to be a MaxFacs surgeon I would need to do medicine, so it is going to be a long looooong journey.

    There are graduate medicine courses that are 4 years, but a lot of the consultants I've spoken to have said they did a 3 year fast track course. Does such a thing exist anymore??

    Also, how hard is it to get into medicine as a graduate applicant?? Is the interview a lot more difficult??

    Any info from anyone would be greatly appreciated!!
    Keep Smilin'!
    Why you would want to spend all that time to be a maxfax surgeon i don't know.

    Although at least whilst studying you can earn some cashola!

    [that said I anaesthetised someone last week for a really long maxfax case - removed tumour from and much of jawbone then reconstructed it with fibula graft. Very gory, looked like predator for much of operation but rather cool. Lasted 12 hours though...]
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    (Original post by Jamie)
    Why you would want to spend all that time to be a maxfax surgeon i don't know.

    Although at least whilst studying you can earn some cashola!

    [that said I anaesthetised someone last week for a really long maxfax case - removed tumour from and much of jawbone then reconstructed it with fibula graft. Very gory, looked like predator for much of operation but rather cool. Lasted 12 hours though...]
    I'm guessing your an anaesthetist? Yeah I know it's a long journey but the more I think about it the more I feel a lot happier and a lot more convinced it's the right path for me..
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    (Original post by Jamie)
    [that said I anaesthetised someone last week for a really long maxfax case - removed tumour from and much of jawbone then reconstructed it with fibula graft. Very gory, looked like predator for much of operation but rather cool. Lasted 12 hours though...]
    My mum used to be a theatre-based/surgical dental nurse and has lots of stories like that ^^
 
 
 
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