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04-02-2020, 23:58   #1
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Medical Intern jobs 2020

Currently trying to whittle down the jobs list and was hoping there might be some advice from current/previous interns and their experience working in specific hospitals. I'm mainly looking at Tallaght, James, Mater, Vincents and possibly Galway.

For a change of scenery I'm tempted to head west to Galway, but I'm just wondering what the intern teaching is like there and if it's possibly more advantageous to remain in a large Dublin hospital in the long run?

Any thoughts are welcome!
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It may be better to rank where you're familiar with (and where will your friends and family (+ other support networks ) be based etc).

I wouldn't worry too much about formal intern teaching per se as the bulk of the learning for the year is experiential.


The location of your internship won't have any bearing on your career long term. The obvious stuff like time-keeping, management, organisation, being easy to work with, etc. is what specialty training programmes are looking for.

You're very likely to end up moving back to Dublin for SHO years etc. so it may be nice to get the year away to meet more people etc. but I'd always advise to try to go to the easiest place for non-work matters and the rest will sort itself.
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Previous Galway surgical intern here. Absolutely loved it. Would go back in a heartbeat. Great atmosphere, great city, great culture. Really enjoyed the teams I worked with and learned a lot. Structured intern teaching is pretty good as well, if I can remember I think it was 2 or 3 lunchtime teaching sessions per week, often delivered by consultants. But don't get too worked up about intern teaching, most of the time you're doing admin work and when you're on call, thats when you'll do most of your learning.
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Does anyone have any information about intern parking in st Vincent’s? Never had any dealings with them before
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Does anyone have any information about intern parking in st Vincent’s? Never had any dealings with them before
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Thanks for the replies.

I'm still on the fence regarding Dublin vs Galway... Dublin is marginally in the lead, but definitely think quality of life in Galway would possibly be nicer for the year.

My main concern is whether going to Galway could potentially go against me down the line when applying for schemes/heading to Australia etc? Or is this just pure ignorance (?snobbery) on my behalf?!

Also, if I do head to Galway, I'd be hoping for the 12 months in UCH galway.. Any idea how competitive these spots are - I'm currently on track for a solid 2:1.

If anyone has any info RE James/Mater/Tallaght I'd be very grateful!
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Where you do your internship will have zero bearing on applying to schemes/Australia. Go where your friends are/where is handy for you to live/a job you like.
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Where you do your internship will have zero bearing on applying to schemes/Australia. Go where your friends are/where is handy for you to live/a job you like.
This. 100% this.
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My main concern is whether going to Galway could potentially go against me down the line when applying for schemes/heading to Australia etc? Or is this just pure ignorance (?snobbery) on my behalf?!

Absolutely 0% difference. Noone gives a sh1t what you did your internship in or where you did it. At the end of the day, you'll mostly be doing admin work. And just so you know, they standard of teaching or doctors isn't any better or worse in the Dublin hospitals. So it'd be good to get rid of that snobbery.
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Point taken, just trying to gather information before I make a decision. No disrespect was meant towards Galway, I just genuinely don't know much about the hospital. Appreciate that it will all become irrelevant down the line..
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To be fair these things are obvious in retrospect, but might not be so much at the time.

If you're dying to get onto a particular scheme, get involved in a research project/ do an audit/go to the conferences of that specialty.

But mostly - relax and try to enjoy it!

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My main concern is whether going to Galway could potentially go against me down the line when applying for schemes/heading to Australia etc? Or is this just pure ignorance (?snobbery) on my behalf?!
Schemes absolutely won't care - they'll just check that you've completed the year.
Outside of Ireland, people won't really know all that much anyway. A lot of places will have heard of Dublin but that doesn't confer any advantage. For example, I wouldn't care if someone worked in Berlin or a smaller German city, as I'd be judging them on other factors.

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Also, if I do head to Galway, I'd be hoping for the 12 months in UCH galway.. Any idea how competitive these spots are - I'm currently on track for a solid 2:1.
I'm led to believe these are very hard to get, the system is really designed to try to give most the benefit of seeing the more "rural" hospitals too.
Keep in mind that even if you went for Dublin, you'd be very likely to go to Navan or Wexford etc. too so getting out of the city is highly likely no matter where you pick.
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Currently trying to whittle down the jobs list and was hoping there might be some advice from current/previous interns and their experience working in specific hospitals. I'm mainly looking at Tallaght, James, Mater, Vincents and possibly Galway.

For a change of scenery I'm tempted to head west to Galway, but I'm just wondering what the intern teaching is like there and if it's possibly more advantageous to remain in a large Dublin hospital in the long run?

Any thoughts are welcome!
hello, just wondering how you got on with you choice & if youve any insight into Galway for intern year?
I'll be making my decisions this time next year, but will all the buzz of students the year ahead in final year making their decisions now its sent me thinking about what I'd like.

w lockdown in dublin I'm especially feeling attracted to head west. I think i'll inevitably end up there anyway in the long term (but likely do a year or two in Aus/NZ post intern year) - thus is it worth staying put in Dublin til after that / or might it be worth getting a flavour of hospital work in galway & making connections there for intern year.

any advice / experiences much appreciated
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hello, just wondering how you got on with you choice & if youve any insight into Galway for intern year?
I'll be making my decisions this time next year, but will all the buzz of students the year ahead in final year making their decisions now its sent me thinking about what I'd like.

w lockdown in dublin I'm especially feeling attracted to head west. I think i'll inevitably end up there anyway in the long term (but likely do a year or two in Aus/NZ post intern year) - thus is it worth staying put in Dublin til after that / or might it be worth getting a flavour of hospital work in galway & making connections there for intern year.

any advice / experiences much appreciated
I did my internship in Galway 6 years ago now. I had a great time there. It's a brilliant city to live in. Essentially almost all Intern jobs involve the doing more or less the same work. The differences are the level of busyness, hours you work and people that you work with. Unless you have a very specific idea of what you want to do then it really doesn't matter what or where you do your internship in. Go someplace that will make you happy to live for a year. Particularly if your friends are going there.
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Hey everyone,

I'm a mature entry student in TCD who received his place through the CAO portal and I am an Irish citizen.

What tier am I placed in when it comes to internship allocations for medicine?

Thanks!
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