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    efficiency > duration

    i learned this the hard way
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    (Original post by peeked)
    No offence but you would be earning a lot of money from medicine too, not straight away but around 5 years after graduating if you specialised in something or even became a GP, a top class GP can earn £75,000-£100,000. GPs get paid silly money, I'm not a pro at this btw just looked some stuff up, I haven't even done my a-levels yet but I really want to do medicine
    Five years is a bit ambitious.

    If you take two individuals - one just started nursing school the other just started medical school. Due to the higher student debt, longer degree and low starting wage, its not until year 15 that the doctor earns more money than the nurse cumulatively. And they have to work 48 hours per week (officially) to get that vs the nurse's 36, with the difference probably being greater once unpaid hours are added. That's ignoring the costs of insurance, registration, and compulsory exams (which can cost >£1000 per attempt with a 50% pass rate).

    Doctors live well, but people who go in thinking they will have the lifestyle of doctors who qualified 30 years ago will be sorely disappointed.
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    Somewhere between 0 and 25 hours a day.
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    (Original post by Notorious AHIG)
    Somewhere between 0 and 25 hours a day.
    Are you changing the duration of a day?
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    (Original post by Rexar)
    Are you changing the duration of a day?
    Yep, I'm gonna spend the next few weeks in a cave, devoid of all natural light or any indication of the time of day. The plan is my circadian rhythm will increase to around a 50 hour cycle, giving me a 30 hour waking day. (Google Stefania Follini).




    Actually, it was a typo, I meant to say 2.5 hours.
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    It's not how many hours you put in but the efficiency and the way your putting in those hours. I think goals and targets would work best.
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    (Original post by Niyi Aderounmu)
    It's not how many hours you put in but the efficiency and the way your putting in those hours. I think goals and targets would work best.
    Fair play, what's an example (what was your target today)
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    (Original post by peeked)
    No offence but you would be earning a lot of money from medicine too, not straight away but around 5 years after graduating if you specialised in something or even became a GP, a top class GP can earn £75,000-£100,000. GPs get paid silly money, I'm not a pro at this btw just looked some stuff up, I haven't even done my a-levels yet but I really want to do medicine
    No offense but if youre wanting to go into medicine for the money it really isnt the way. Finance is where the big bucks are at. I saw some quote on instagram couple days ago and it was like no sum of money is worth leaving your family at 3 am in the morning
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    (Original post by Himtiaz)
    No offense but if youre wanting to go into medicine for the money it really isnt the way. Finance is where the big bucks are at. I saw some quote on instagram couple days ago and it was like no sum of money is worth leaving your family at 3 am in the morning
    So a degree in finace would mean i would earn more money?
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    (Original post by nexttime)
    Five years is a bit ambitious.

    If you take two individuals - one just started nursing school the other just started medical school. Due to the higher student debt, longer degree and low starting wage, its not until year 15 that the doctor earns more money than the nurse cumulatively. And they have to work 48 hours per week (officially) to get that vs the nurse's 36, with the difference probably being greater once unpaid hours are added. That's ignoring the costs of insurance, registration, and compulsory exams (which can cost >£1000 per attempt with a 50% pass rate).

    Doctors live well, but people who go in thinking they will have the lifestyle of doctors who qualified 30 years ago will be sorely disappointed.
    How much do doctors earn then, bc that is one of the reasons I want to go into medicine
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    (Original post by peeked)
    How much do doctors earn then, bc that is one of the reasons I want to go into medicine
    Super, super difficult question because of the extremely complicated new contract.

    After 5-6 years of university a first year doctor will start on roughly £30K though (based on a normal number of night shifts and weekend shifts). Then you have to subtract tax, pension (like everyone else) but also student loan, GMC fees, medical defense fees, exam fees, eportfolio fees (later on), cost of equipment and cost of commuting or moving house (because its rare a junior doctor is allowed to stay in the same city for two years in a row)... after that's all taken away you'll have a fair comparison versus other jobs.
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    Light revision this weekend. ~1 hour of an economics project (low effort b/c no essay or paper) yesterday and an S2 paper + marking today. Will step things up in the week, try to get to bed on time but not set early alarms or anything.
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    Depending on how much work I'm set this week. I know that for English I have an essay for A Streetcar Named Desire to do, but I'm not sure what other work will be set.


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    Today is the first day I feel happy with what I have worked on.
    I did:
    1.5 hours of cousework in the morning
    2.5 hours of Physics (was homework but I class it as revision because it is just questions on what we have learnt)
    2 hours separate revision
    I plan on doing 1 hour maths revision (again its a homework, but its a c4 paper so this is revision)
    Also 1 hour on interview practice for this wednesday.
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    (Original post by peeked)
    How much do doctors earn then, bc that is one of the reasons I want to go into medicine
    Your primary reason for going into a job shouldnt be about the money
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    (Original post by fat_pam)
    My AS's were pretty good.... AABB

    So getting ACC was disappointing at the time, probably one of the saddest days in my life. I missed both firm and insurance. I went into clearing.

    I think I needed AAB to hit my firm.

    But through luck, my finance masters and warren buffett + benjamin graham I have learnt how to invest well. If you want to learn to invest learn from those two. They will teach you how to value a business, what metrics to use to pick it, how market psychology works and how to guarantee some kind of profit.
    did you read books? watch youtube videos? anything you could recommend in particular?
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    (Original post by peeked)
    How much do doctors earn then, bc that is one of the reasons I want to go into medicine
    Lol. Don't do medicine.

    Choose law, finance, IT etc.

    By the time you finish your medical degree, these guys might already be getting 6 figures.

    Also, medicine is arguably more effort despite being less lucrative.
 
 
 
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