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Please Help Me Choose

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Dear everyone

i applied for the deaneries without giving much thought at the time but now face the dilemma of having to choose from multiple options...

would appreciate if people who know these deaneries could help me decide...

It will be great if you could give some pros and cons of each option...

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you've done well with three offers.

only you can decide which option is the best. if you decide to take one of your st posts over the AS then take the one with the best chance of what you want in st4.

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IMO, certainly do not stick to Associate Specialist (im aware you have resigned from the post) because from ST4, you should have no difficulties progressing to consultant despite stiff competition.

Its a matter of personal choice based on your personal circumstances and ambitions which rotation you want to take. If i was welsh, i would take up the job in wales, similarly based on where i came from primarily, i would be inclined to be trained in that place and work in that place as a consultant.

The other approach would be to find out if there will be consultant post available (in those three deaneries) in 2010 and choose the place where one is most likely to become available.

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there is the article ?41 route for being a consultant, which i know people have got posts, depends how many yrs u've had maybe. ofcourse the place u've worked as a SHo wd be the best , unless u havent in any of the above. wales is said to be a lovely place and a good deanery, friendly and reasonable weather compared to the other 2 as well i've heard, but you are the best person to choose.good luck.

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think v shud start a new thread whr in sho s of various rotation can list the pro and cons of individual places............i request everyone to place an unbiased opinion.............drpurrs i really dont think u shud base ur opinion only on a fourm discussion.......next week contact individuals in diff rotation ....sho s and staff to get a better insight

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North Wales is beautiful. That's where I'd live if I didn't have other commitments!

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Thanks everyone

think v shud start a new thread whr in [highlight]sho s of various rotation can list the pro and cons of individual places............i request everyone to place an unbiased opinion[/highlight].............drpurrs i really dont think u shud base ur opinion only on a fourm discussion.......next week contact individuals in diff rotation ....sho s and staff to get a better insight

gr8 suggestion...

I will start by talking about South Wales where I have trained as an SHO for last 3 1/2 years.

South Wales traditionally has geographically big though numerically small rotations.. Therefore lots of travelling for most of us... I personally loved that part of the Job because The area is outstandingly beautiful.

3 rotations in south wales have access to Forensic SHO posts (Carmarthen, Swansea and Cardiff)

All rotations have access to MSc in Psychiatry in Cardiff...

Its a part time taught course... We used to get 1 day release for first 3 yrs in rotation... The fourth year is when you do the research and submit your 15000 word dissertation...

Cardiff is centre of excellence (lots of big shot names... see them regularly in yellow journal)

Bad Things???? well we are in a beautiful part where life is idyllic... As you go west you go further away from major cities... Going to Macdonalds, or watching a movie will be a once a year family event for kids :) coz u will have to 'go to the city' :D

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only you can decide which option is the best.  if you decide to take one of your st posts over the AS then take the one with the best chance of what you want in st4.

Thnks J ... You must be superhuman... 4.47 AM!!!!  8-)  8-)

I am interested in Forensic (like a lot of people on this Forum) but there seems to be a big dearth of information with regards to Forensic oppurtunities (current and future) in the above mentioned deaneries....  Probably down to me because I dont really know anyone who works there in psychiatry...

I know this sounds really bad and extremely selfish in the current climate where lots of my friends are staring into the eyes of joblessness, but... my head is spinning...

I am feeling the stress because I know any decisions made today will have the potential to make or break the rest of my career :( :-/ :-/

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can someone currently doing or having done Forensic in Northern Deanery please help ....

(your experience could be at any level, SHO -SpR- Consultant)

It will be particularly useful if you could comment on the research oppurtunities...

and possible ST4 numbers next year

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docpurrs, I think u should select the deanery which will be offering Forensic posts, when u move to ST4 in a year's time. Contact the deaneries and ask them about Forensic posts next year- the most likely answer to that will be 'We don't know'! But that's no good, if they were planning to change the system big time, they should have sorted these things out- pester them- speak to the programme director- tell them how important it is for ur career

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yeah i guess i do get a feeling that they are not gonna committ.. :'(

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hi dogpurrs

i can understand how you

must be feeling now, even though i am not being offered 3 posts but just one that is in all wales: made me to worry which nuk and corner will they be placing me..........I know its a blind game for me

Thinking about you: the good option would be to talk to Dr David Seeley who is a locom forensic consultant at whitchurch. He is very good and helpful. I dont know his sec extension number, but if you call 02920336537 on monday , that is Jayne Ryan office...med personel and request his extn ,i am sure you can speak to him

Probably he can shed light om south west cardiff option towards forensic. I know you must We both hope you all the best

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sorry docpurrs plenty of spelling mistakes

L board typing

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catch the train before it leaves the platform, i frankly dont think there will be any seats if the next train stops at your station.

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Whatever decision you make in few days time, congratulations docpurrs! :)

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hi dogpurrs

i can understand how you

must be feeling now, even though i am not being offered 3 posts but just one that is in all wales: made me to worry which nuk and corner will they be placing me..........I know its a blind game for me

Thinking about you: the good option would be to talk to Dr David Seeley who is a locom forensic consultant at whitchurch. He is very good and helpful. I dont know his sec extension number, but if you call 02920336537 on monday , that is Jayne Ryan office...med personel and request his extn ,i am sure you can speak to him

Probably he can shed light om south west cardiff option towards forensic. I know you must We both hope you all the best  

thanks a lot exam...

i will be on the phone, first think in the morning...

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thanks a lot exam...

i will be on the phone, [highlight]first think [/highlight]in the morning...

typical freudian slip.

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I just cant believe it!!!

i have got 3 offers for ST3 but none of them is prepared to tell me where i would be training...

'sorry we cant say'

the welsh deanery isnt even ready to tell me vaguely where i stand in rankings or where i will be posted... all i want to know is whether i have ranked well enough not to have to take my last 3 choices (i.e North wales)   >:(  >:(

the last thing i want is to turn down scotland and newcastle to be near 'home' (i bought a house in swansea 3 yrs ago) and then to be told that i am posted in North Wales...

I have nothing against North Wales but if i have to leave the M4 corridor I might aswell go to newcastle where my wife is likely to get a staff grade job....

Thius whole process is just absurd!!!!!

whats with the 'cant tell u the rankings' business????  :-/  :-/

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hey drpurrs...............i really think u should take up an offer whr ur wife has a possiblity of getting a job..............not all of us are that fortunate .........some of us have to settle whr v get .............

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