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  1. SE Scotland is an excellent place to work and progress. The majority of the registrars and consultants ive worked with love their jobs. Lots of scope for progression, research, teaching and the supervision is brilliant. Plus Edinburgh is a lovely city full of culture and house prices are reasonable to rent. Happy to answer any questions you have about the area/job. The above is just a bit of generic waffle about how much I love it...although Im biased!
  2. Hi all, Im just interested to see which sub-specialty and area people are hoping to get jobs in? I'm hoping for CAMHS in SE Scotland! Does anyone have any advice for the interviews? Cheers, Steven
  3. Hi all, I studied for CASC by regularly practicing stations with friends from a book called Pass The CASC (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1498707890/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488701670&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=casc&dpPl=1&dpID=41U%2BxOB4VsL&ref=plSrch). It provides brief scenarios and an excellent marking scheme for each. I found getting used to 7 and 10 minutes helpful and also getting comfortable with making mistakes infront of others! I also used the SPMM videos but I found the associated handouts a bit too much to read through. As its a practical exam I felt practicing clinical skills was key. If you've passed A and B the knowledge is there, its just a case of conveying it to a patient in a simplistic way. I didnt go on any courses but we did a practice CASC here in Edinburgh. I wouldn't recommend the Pass the CASC book by Dr Moodliar, I found it to be a bit overinclusive in terms of their approaches to stations and I'm sorry to say that it was poorly written! Practice. Practice. Practice. Keep calm and you'll be fine. Happy to speak further with anyone if it'd be helpful. Good luck!
  4. Comorbidity in ED is high. I suppose if you have an ED patient who is self-harming it'd be key to evaluate the situations self-harm occurs in and the associated feelings. A formulation meeting is always key!
  5. Hi all, I'm Steven, a CT3 currently working in Edinburgh. Luckily I recently passed the CASC so im mostly on here for some chat about ST4 applications (planning to do CAMHS). Any advice for interviews...or life in general (haha) give me a shout!
  6. 1. Girl Interrupted 2. Birdman 3. Silence of the Lambs/ Red Dragon
  7. Just looking for some general advice re: portfolio. In the CT1 interview they just let you talk them through it, is it the same in the ST4?