- Jul 17, 2007
- Uni Grad
Let's keep things on-topic guys.
Sure. Advice for one person doesn't necessarily make it advice for another. I doubt celadoncity has any specific idea of what it's like to apply for specialty training at this point in time. I'm going to stick to PM replies only from now on considering the nature of responses here.we were having a discussion about how different people view 'free advice' ?
Only thing I know is that it's not knowledge based but competency based. I think they give you ethical scenarios or test your personality. Asked the resident about it but he didn't give me too much information.Can you please elaborate on that? I've always wanted to learn more about the selection process
Mother of god. Had another student who wanted to pursue medicine tell me job stability is good in medicine. Looks like we must bust this myth.Possibly. Not sure. Its at a pretty rural hospital as well so I could only imagine what the applicant number for a similar job in Sydney would have been.
at least there's guaranteed internship and eventho it looks like it won't last too long, lets just hope that it stays in place for another 6-7 years lolMother of god. Had another student who wanted to pursue medicine tell me job stability is good in medicine. Looks like we must bust this myth.
This sounds normal for even JMO jobs, ie how to deal with angry patient or struggling co-resident.Only thing I know is that it's not knowledge based but competency based. I think they give you ethical scenarios or test your personality. Asked the resident about it but he didn't give me too much information.
Bonded doesn't affect your chance of obtaining specialty training positions. If you come back to NSW you'll be put into a hospital of shortage of workforce more likely than not so your residency year will count towards the fulfillment of the contract.Medman, I'm curious about regular bonded students obtaining a specialty training position.
Because they are obligated to pay back their time in an area of need, will preference be given to bonded students to get into certain speciality training programs in order to ensure people will be sent to rural areas later on? Or does everyone who applies have an equal chance? For example, emergency medicine or general surgery.
EDIT: The contract also states that the payback time is a minimum of 20 hours a week for 3 months of the year. I've heard of some Doctors doing 4-5 days in a hospital in the city, then driving to say the Blue Mountains and doing two 10 hour days. Is it likely that a hospital would only take you for 2 days a week on a 3 month locum contract?
I don't have a problem with serving a rural area for a certain amount of time, I just wondering whether or not there are ways around it as opposed to paying back $100,000.
I agree with this sentiment. However, other less 'usual specialities' shouldn't be excluded as they all have a place in medicine, and it is hard to understand what a 'usual specialty', or so-called mainstream medicine is until they experience it anyway.Job stability is still excellent if you go outer regional or rural. Also if you locom you will always have a job. In terms of life stability it may not be the case if you want to live in a metropolitan area. Regardless I still think medicine is better than most jobs out there if you are the lazy kind since you are guaranteed a job after you graduate. My main point is don't expect to waltz into a specialty now because it's competitive, if you put no effort into padding your CV and making contacts you will never get on and forever be a career medical officer which may not be a bad thing.