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    Hey guys,

    I have some offers for medicine and becoming a surgeon has always been my dream. I have heard how difficult it has become now to be a surgeon. What should I do do stand out from the rest and to improve my chances? I.e. Intercalation, research, publication?

    Also do you need good eye sight to be a surgeon as I have kerataconus.

    Thank you for your help!
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    (Original post by Gowrav)
    Hey guys,

    I have some offers for medicine and becoming a surgeon has always been my dream. I have heard how difficult it has become now to be a surgeon. What should I do do stand out from the rest and to improve my chances? I.e. Intercalation, research, publication?

    Also do you need good eye sight to be a surgeon as I have kerataconus.

    Thank you for your help!
    There doesn't seem to be a single form with the shortlisting criteria online (there is for other specialties) but here is a good beginning:
    http://careers.bmj.com/careers/advic...e.html?id=3016

    You should be able to get good career advice during medical school, directly from the surgeons. There is currently a career bottleneck with too many posts at the Core Surgical Training level (first two years) and not enough posts in specialist training.

    Your medical school's occupational health department should be able to advise you on whether your condition will cause problems.
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    commiserations

    edit: to be clear - this was at the 'i want to be a surgeon' bit. and a joke!

    RE: your condition, i would speak to occy health but don't worry too much about it for the moment!
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    Harsh moving it - the OP is a guaranteed medic in the fall and is just asking for some advice from those that know what they're talking about rather than posting it here (e: here being the general medicine forum) and getting a load of **** posted.

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    (Original post by John Locke)
    commiserations

    edit: to be clear - this was at the 'i want to be a surgeon' bit. and a joke!

    RE: your condition, i would speak to occy health but don't worry too much about it for the moment!
    +rep - no need for the -neg, I understood what you were saying. :p:

    e2: Moved back now!
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    (Original post by Beska)
    Harsh moving it - the OP is a guaranteed medic in the fall and is just asking for some advice from those that know what they're talking about rather than posting it here (e: here being the general medicine forum) and getting a load of **** posted.

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    +rep - no need for the -neg, I understood what you were saying. :p:

    e2: Moved back now!
    Thank you buddy
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    Looky here; http://www.mmc.nhs.uk/specialty_trai....aspx#surgical
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    (Original post by Beska)
    Harsh moving it - the OP is a guaranteed medic in the fall and is just asking for some advice from those that know what they're talking about rather than posting it here (e: here being the general medicine forum) and getting a load of **** posted.
    No, it is not harsh at all actually. This is a forum for current medical students, as it clearly states in the forum title. A person holding an offer is as much a medical student as I am a doctor, i.e. not.

    If we start letting offer holderers post in here, we will get a torrent of inane questions in the run up to September like:

    "Guyz I have an offer for XYZ, should I get a labcoat/what books to buy/should I start revising/where's the best place to live" etc ad nauseum

    Please respect this forum for what it is and what it is not, Beska.
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    No, it is not harsh at all actually. This is a forum for current medical students, as it clearly states in the forum title. A person holding an offer is as much a medical student as I am a doctor, i.e. not.
    I agree. Whilst nobody is able to stop a non-medic who is able to contribute in a sensible way from posting in this forum, it is not for questions from non-medical students or doctors. That's what we have 195 for.
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    Fair does. Seemed a sensible question and a little bit arbitrary that it's not allowed to be posted now, but the exact same thing in a few months is fine. I obviously don't quite understand the dynamics of this sub-forum yet. :p:

    e: "Some of you are smart enough to realize that, when you go into a new forum, it’s like entering a foreign country … and you know better than to ignorantly **** with the locals."
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    (Original post by Beska)
    Fair does. Seemed a sensible question and a little bit arbitrary that it's not allowed to be posted now, but the exact same thing in a few months is fine. I obviously don't quite understand the dynamics of this sub-forum yet. :p:
    Exactly, now **** off :p:

    Edit: Whoops, too late, been moved!
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    (Original post by digitalis)
    Exactly, now **** off :p:

    Edit: Whoops, too late, been moved!
    Haha. :p:
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    Sorry guys, I thought this sub forum was to ask current medical student questions as you lot are know more. Will remember to post in the correct forum next time
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    (Original post by Gowrav)
    Sorry guys, I thought this sub forum was to ask current medical student questions as you lot are know more. Will remember to post in the correct forum next time
    That's alright chief
 
 
 
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