doc

Full access
  • Content count

    188
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About doc

  • Rank
    Platinum member
  1. I have done this loads of times too... no problems what so ever!
  2. The delicious fruit from palm tree are called 'munjalu' in Telugu, usually only available in summers and taste heavenly!!!
  3. Hi Radha what specialty are you training in? Hi Netnutter I am in Forensic Psychiatry. What about you?
  4. Thank you lastcard for your honest reply! So does your experience show that US might be a better place than UK to raise one's children? Sorry if I seem to be prolonging the discussion but moving to the US is one thing which I have considered on several occasions, but I just dont seem to have the guts to do it! :-/
  5. Hi Lastcard I have been following your threads from the start with great interest and I am very pleased to hear that you have settled well in the US. Can I ask you something out of sheer curiousity? You mentioned in your post that the salary for an attendee in US is between $120,000 and $350,000. I know we cannot simply convert this into pounds or vice versa, but if one were to work here as a consultant, in fact a locum one, would one not very easily make upto £120,000 - £150,000? I would imagine if you were to compare the amount of hard work one would have to put in US to earn the higher end of the slary would be a lot when compared to UK! With the currrent job market in UK, especially for psychiatry where they are simply desperate for doctors and going by their poor planning, it looks like things are not going to get much better in the near future, it is a great time for docs to either get full time jobs or locums. So if one is successful in doing so, especially at the consultant level, is UK not more lucrative and safer than the US? I am in no way trying to undermine what you have done, in fact to acheive what you have so far needs a lot of courage and perseverance, but I would be very interested in your opinion on this given that you have seen 'both the worlds'!!! :)
  6. Looks good but I wonder what happens with Scotland? Is it still ST1-6 run through or recruitment to CT1 like rest of UK? Any ideas anyone?
  7. Yes I am a Forensic ST4
  8. Hi all Just wondered if anyone knew how useful it is to do the MSc course in Forensic Mental Health in London? I know of people who have done other courses such as MSc in Neuropsychiatry etc. but dont know of anyone who has done the above course. Would be very grateful for any feedback on this...
  9. Hi Friends I have been following all the posts herea bout moving to Canada/USA/NZ/OZ with great interest. I just wonder why would one bother leaving UK at all in the first instance? I know MMC played a cruel joke on most of us...few of us escaped, many of us did not. But there are still plenty of job opportunities here, plenty of locum and trust jobs, especially in psychiatry. Most of us had to make huge sacrifices coming to this country in the first instance, I feel it would be repeating the same stress all over again. 'A known devil is better than an unknown angel' Financially my friends in locum posts are very comfortable... career wise it will not be long before they re-enter training posts should they wish to...as long as they have exams and other necessary competencies... I mean one would be expected to acheive these even if they plan to start work in a different country... And lastly please donot think these thought are influenced by the fact that I am in a training post. i am well aware that the situation in Uk can be quite fluid and I plan to do locums here should I not have a job in future rather than leave this place. These were just my thoughts... any comments would be welcome. :)
  10. RELAX happychap, you are still in ST2, you have plenty of time to pass. I know failing any exam hurts, but you are one of the fortunate ones to be in run through at the end of the day... Come on, LIVE UP TO YOUR NAME... All the best :)
  11. Hi folks More info on the above post... Apparently it is actually a run through post where the original candidate has gone on long term study leave for 2 years and this post attracts a CCT number. So THIS POST IS FOR A MINIMUM OF 2 YEARS, THOUGH THE ADVERT SAYS FOR 1 YEAR!!! All the best... ;)
  12. Hi folks More info on the Forensic post... Apparently it is actually a run through post where the original candidate has gone on long term study leave for 2 years and this post attracts a CCT number. So THIS POST IS FOR A MINIMUM OF 2 YEARS, THOUGH THE ADVERT SAYS FOR 1 YEAR!!! All the best!!! ;)
  13. Hi guys! There is an ST4 LAT in Forensic Psychiatry in Edinburgh. The advert is out in BMJ careers. This is approved for training. Advantage of this post is that you get excellent experience of working at both the Medium secure and High secure units in Scotland, banding of at least 40% being second on call and very good relocation package where your travelling expenses will be paid for the rest of the year. Lastly high chance of this post being converted to ST4 run through for open competition next year and your educational supervisor is one of the most 'influential and prominent' forensic consultants in Scotland. I would encourage folks to apply for this post as it has good prospects. If you can all remember, Scotland was the one place which had the highest number of ST4 posts advertised this year and most of them were 'given' to trainees who were already working here. There are high chances that the same might happen next year and this post will be a great way to ensure a ST4 next year!!! All the best!!! ;) These are the details of the advert in BMJ careers * Advert number: 169635-0 * Posted Date: 24/06/08 * Closing Date: 14/07/08 By the way Edinburgh is a lovely place to live in
  14. These are the details of the advert in BMJ careers * Advert number: 169635-0 * Posted Date: 24/06/08 * Closing Date: 14/07/08 By the way Edinburgh is a lovely place to live in
  15. Hi guys! There is an ST4 LAT in Forensic Psychiatry in Edinburgh. The advert is out in BMJ careers. This is approved for training. Advantage of this post is that you get excellent experience of working at both the Medium secure and High secure units in Scotland, banding of at least 40% being second on call and very good relocation package where your travelling expenses will be paid for the rest of the year. Lastly high chance of this post being converted to ST4 run through for open competition next year and your educational supervisor is one of the most 'influential and prominent' forensic consultants in Scotland. I would encourage folks to apply for this post as it has good prospects. If you can all remember, Scotland was the one place which had the highest number of ST4 posts advertised this year and most of them were 'given' to trainees who were already working here. There are high chances that the same might happen next year and this post will be a great way to ensure a ST4 next year!!! All the best!!! ;)