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HI!
Just outta interest, which medical specialities have a lucrative private practice potential and which ones don't?

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HI!
Just outta interest, which medical specialities have a lucrative private practice potential and which ones don't?

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Plastic surgery.
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umm Cardiothoracics, Orthopaedics, Plastics.....

Don't go into Geriatrics, Paeds, General Practice, Pathology or some of the minor medical specialities if you want big bucks.
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Plastic surgery.
Any specialtiy where you use your hands - thus surgery particularly plastics and orhopaedics
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Any specialtiy where you use your hands - thus surgery particularly plastics and orhopaedics
Cosmetic plastic surgery is where the big money is though, and for someone as shallow as that guy, I'm sure it'd be perfect.
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Cosmetic plastic surgery is where the big money is though, and for someone as shallow as that guy, I'm sure it'd be perfect.
Lmao! Buzfvar likes asking questions about how much money he'll get once he qualifies..not just here also on www.medschoolguide.co.uk/forum

Not that there's anything wrong with being interested in the financial aspects. Just wondering if the balance is right!
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Cosmetic plastic surgery is where the big money is though, and for someone as shallow as that guy, I'm sure it'd be perfect.
Hear hear
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HI!
Just outta interest, which medical specialities have a lucrative private practice potential and which ones don't?

Thanks.

Get yourself a copy of 'So You Want To Be A Brain Surgeon' and do your own research!

Personally, I think it's a crime that med school places are lost to those only interested in private practice and who hold the 'Show me the money' mentality displayed by your post. Tragic really.
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Dr Fluffy - are you sure you're not on commission?
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Dr Fluffy - are you sure you're not on commission?
Oh how I wish and dream! Can you even begin to imagine the £££ that book has made the authors!
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Oh, just a few points.
I think you've got the order wrong in "list of priorities" for me.

For me, I choose to do medicine first and then just wanted to know about the money because my school told me that they pay is utter shite and I was concerned whether or not I'd be able to afford a house and good retirement.

Trust me, I am not going into this for money or anything stupid like that. I just want to be sure that I can have a comfortable existence on top, if that makes any sense. And when you hear houses' prices going a million and up, I'm thinking, how on earth will I be able to get a house until I'm like 40 etc. etc.

Making any sense here? If I wanted money, I'd be going into finance or law.
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For me, I choose to do medicine first and then just wanted to know about the money because my school told me that they pay is utter shite and I was concerned whether or not I'd be able to afford a house and good retirement.
Well I think it's safe to say that the pay in Medicine is more than respectable. Alongside the job security. You wouldn't get that in law or finance!
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Well I think it's safe to say that the pay in Medicine is more than respectable. Alongside the job security. You wouldn't get that in law or finance!
and thats ur reason for choosing medicine over finance or law? :cool:
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and thats ur reason for choosing medicine over finance or law? :cool:
where did that come from..? it's just a comment Fluffy made in response to someone else!

& incidentally she seems to be one of the most sincere & dedicated people i've come across to studying medicine on the various message boards...
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and thats ur reason for choosing medicine over finance or law? :cool:

Not mine! Just pointing out that there are pros and cons to everything - look at the burn out rate for City bankers.. They may earn big bucks for a few years, but such careers are usually short.

Couldn't do finance as I'm crap with money! I also don't see any development scope in it. I want a real career, not a flash inthe pan job!

The only real and guarenteed money in law is in City firms, where by you become a corporate zombie - not my idea of fun!

Now medicine - a new day every day, learning every day of your career until the day you retire, working with people, actually giving something back to the community, the application and the advancement of knowledge, making a difference to the quality of peoples lives, no matter how small. Now that's a career!
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where did that come from..? it's just a comment Fluffy made in response to someone else!

& incidentally she seems to be one of the most sincere & dedicated people i've come across to studying medicine on the various message boards...
wooaaahh take it easy, i was bein sarcastic. and u dont need to tell me about fluffy..i know shes very dedicated..especially to barts lol
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and thats ur reason for choosing medicine over finance or law? :cool:

No, absolutely not.
It's more like, I wanted to do medicine, but wasn't sure if the job would be enough to allow me to buy a house etc. [since my folks dun own a house; my dad only earns £7,000 a year....]

So when I see normal houses being like £200,000 or so, I'm thinking, hhhm, junior doc salary = £17,500 excl. overtime, how the hell will I be able to buy a house, go on holiday, drive a car, plonk kids in private school, pay off uni debts etc.

Make any sense?

Money ain't got anything to do with my reasons FOR medicine; the opposite, money is the thing that I feared at the time may force me off medicine if the salary wasn't enough buy a house on etc. etc. etc. etc.

Essentially, I'd decided, oki wanna be a doc, but then, damn, the salary is so low and then my teachers go, why the hell do you wanna be a doc, the pay is utter crap etc.
And then I think, hmm, got a job I really really wanna do but not sure if I could live on the pay; so just seeing if in the future I fall on hard times, would there by anyway where I could make some dosh so I could live okay...

Since part-time jobs on top of a full-time job would be impossible, if you get my drift.

So I just wanted to know, if I say, couldn't afford to buy a house / mortgage a house and couldn't afford it or had some sever financial problems , I might be able to go into a lucrative speciality so that I could get enough dosh to live on [even if I hated it].....

Money is a CONCERN for me w/ medicine, NOT a reason.
Heh, quite the opposite... money a few months ago was leading me to doubt whether or not to go into medicine. I looked at the alternatives and decided, so what if dentists get £150-200k, I wouldn't enjoy my work.
I want to enjoy my work, and medicine is the one thing that I feel will allow me to get that satisfaction. I just wanna make sure I can live on £20,000 PRHO, etc. etc. and so am ensuring that there are ways of getting more dosh if I get into financial hardship [albeit private praccy = rare, I know]
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wooaaahh take it easy, i was bein sarcastic. and u dont need to tell me about fluffy..i know shes very dedicated..especially to barts lol

Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaarts

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No, absolutely not.
It's more like, I wanted to do medicine, but wasn't sure if the job would be enough to allow me to buy a house etc. [since my folks dun own a house; my dad only earns £7,000 a year....
i wasnt talkin to u..but thanks for the long essay anyway..i'm gonna go read it now..
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hmm, looks to me as though you're worrying abit too much. take it easy, work hard, get into medschool and enjoy yourself. if its what u want to do, and it is what u do in the end then uve got ur dream job. and the pay is good enuf to afford a comfortable life so dont worry too much about it.
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