(Original post by Tawheed)
Certainly not as much as you, and not directly. Everything you've said is true, i just have had some friends who unfortunately failed their resits and have had five or six years of their life thrown to dust, who would jump at a chance to sit these post-graduate exams just to still 'be in the game' per say.
There was a thread something along the lines of "is it better in med school or working as a doctor" - and I said med school every time.
I have every sympathy to med students failing their resits, but it is still a minority and from the other side (i.e. the side of the Uni) I can tell you we do every thing
within our powers to help those in difficulty.
For those who are not in difficulty, there are weeks of study leave, the course co-ordinators do not organise any scheduled teaching for students for a few days before term break so they can go home earlier to be with family. Student support is really easy to come by - in fact any deviation from your average may trigger an automatic support mechanism. You also get to study alongside side hundreds of similarly-minded, (mostly) similar aged students, living in close proximity.
In contrast, for post-grad med exams - support is really really limited (I would say it's about 1/100 from Uni, and I am not exaggerating) with you having to organise everything yourself, including paying, organising time off for the day of the exam let alone study leave (maximum 2 days), and travel to different parts of the country. On top of that the pass rate is really low. There are only a few people you know who are taking that part of the exam. Finally, of course you will have all the stress of working, not a lot of peer-support either.
You could locum as an SHO for life, true, for then it is still "frowned upon" and certainly a lot of people wouldn't like to be seen as an SHO for 10 years.
That's just my opinion - and as I said I have every sympathy for the failed medical students too.
(Original post by AppleB)
FF1/2 drs have exams whilst doing 13 hr+ shifts??? I though they had none. I've never asked them that's probably eht
Oh yes I remember doing a long day just before an exam myself!!
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