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    1. Early Nights and Tennis
    2. Dermaholiday
    3. Something else with little work and plenty of scope for private
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    Anaesthetics
    Paediatrics
    Neurology

    Very different ideas there - like to keep my options open
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    (Original post by RollerBall)
    Early nights and tennis
    Dermaholiday
    Something else with little work and plenty of scope for private
    Haha, good man!
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    (Original post by I<3LAMP)
    I'm not even a med student but right now:

    1) Anaesthetics
    2)Emergency Medicine
    3)Paediatrics

    All for very different reasons.
    fighting chance of getting in to one or more of those specialities as anaesthesia and EM in particular are still growing ... and if the NHS decides to expand funded pre-hospital Doctor coverage it'll be EM and gas passers doing it ... and as Dig mentions retrieval services are also something which are now being funded more and more - again a gas passer heavy service

    in terms of work life balance i think that in the future EM and Anaesthetics Docs even at consultant level will live the 'shift worker' lifestyle that Nurses etc , where unsocial hours etc is countered by stints of days off becasue you work your weekly hours in 3 or 4 days or approx 12 hour shifts
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    Emergency Medicine
    Infectious Disease
    Cardiology/Cardiovascular Surgery

    But right now. I know nothing :awesome:
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    (Original post by John Locke)
    anaesthetics proves popular
    Probably a good thing really, there's loads of them compared to other hospital specialties.
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    Still only first year at sixth form right now, but right now it's:
    • pathology
    • cardiology
    • neurology

    Obviously that's likely to change in the future though, although I have always rather liked the idea of pathology so that's likely to stick
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    Something within the ACCS, but beyond that I can't really say.
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    1. Surgical Something
    2. Oncology
    3. Paedeatrics

    Completely random, and I honestly have no idea - will be interesting to see what they are in five years time (providing everything goes to plan)
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    (Original post by zippyRN)
    fighting chance of getting in to one or more of those specialities as anaesthesia and EM in particular are still growing ... and if the NHS decides to expand funded pre-hospital Doctor coverage it'll be EM and gas passers doing it ... and as Dig mentions retrieval services are also something which are now being funded more and more - again a gas passer heavy service

    in terms of work life balance i think that in the future EM and Anaesthetics Docs even at consultant level will live the 'shift worker' lifestyle that Nurses etc , where unsocial hours etc is countered by stints of days off becasue you work your weekly hours in 3 or 4 days or approx 12 hour shifts
    This post makes me incredibly happy. I think I would much prefer working in shifts (I work 50 hrs a week in shifts as it is), and having time off to pursue other things. I'm quite interesting in some research too- which I think in Anesthetics is possible anyway.

    Well hopefully.
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    Pre fresher but:

    Psychiatry
    Acute
    Cardiology
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    Ortho. If that doesn't work out, forensic psychiatry.
    What is forensic psychiatry?

    When I was younger I was obsessed with forensic pathology.
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    (Original post by John Locke)
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    I was actually surprised by this. So many people I know who do medicine/ or applied this year chose cardiology & Peads...
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    haematology, oncology...do you know where the best place to study one of them is?
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    1 - haematology
    2 - neurology
    3 - elderly care
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    Emergency Medicine, Emergency Assessment Unit, or peadiatrics.

    General Practise and surgery are two (very different) jobs I couldn't see myself doing.
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    Specialism? Wots one of dem?

    1. Anaesthetics with Intensive Care
    2. Anaesthetics with Pre-Hospital Care
    3. Anaesthetics with Medical Education
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    Specialism? Wots one of dem?

    1. Anaesthetics with Intensive Care
    2. Anaesthetics with Pre-Hospital Care
    3. Anaesthetics with Medical Education
    a subject that someone knows a lot about
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    If that doesn't work out, forensic psychiatry.
    I think that forensic psychiatry looks really interesting (I like the sound of psychiatry in general) especially and if I hadn't decided to apply for medicine for 2012 entry then I probably would've applied for Forensic Chemistry. The only thing that would worry me is that would it not be scary knowing that you are treating criminals who could be rapists or murderers?


    Anyway, my top 3 right now (although I'm only an applicant-to-be) are:

    - Psychiatry
    - Paediatrics
    - O&G or Oncology or GP (I can't pick between the last 3)

    Emergency medicine looks really good too!
 
 
 
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