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15-04-2018, 10:32   #46
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Is the profession going to morph into Dr Google ?
I'm not quite sure what you mean.

There's some exciting stuff being done with machine learning and diagnostic radiology, though it's a while off replacing radiologists.

I probably simplified what I meant by pattern recognition. A lot of medicine is having seen a similar case previously, or perhaps more correctly, having seen tons of one type of presentation and so recognising the subtle difference in a new case. Or at least I've found that.
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I am selling Gold Standard GAMSAT books if you are interested in taking it. My dad did GRADMED when he was 37 and never looked back. Go for it
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30-05-2018, 21:44   #48
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I am selling Gold Standard GAMSAT books if you are interested in taking it. My dad did GRADMED when he was 37 and never looked back. Go for it
37 fairplay!

I'm currently in the midst of studying and grappling with doubting myself - could you tell us a bit more about your Dad? What was his career before, is he still working as a Doctor now?
Could use a good motivational story tbh
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If you want to do it then do it- I started GEMS last September aged 35 with a 2 year old and a 6 month old- I have no science background and I have no money- But I’m there and I love it-If you think you’ll regret not doing it then give it a go and sure if it doesn’t work out that’s fine too
Well done you! I’m 39 with young kids and would really love to do it. Am I crazy though?! I think those around me would say I am. But I think I will regret it if I don’t try
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Well done you! I’m 39 with young kids and would really love to do it. Am I crazy though?! I think those around me would say I am. But I think I will regret it if I don’t try
Early thirties, science degree. Thought about going back, but looked at the costs and decided against it. I'm not inherently a good person who just wants to help people, whilst it would be a perk I'd really be in it for the money. Going without my salary for 4 years, plus the 15k a year fees and living expenses..

I would recoup it eventually (even though Drs are not outreagously well paid at a lot of levels), however by intern year I'd be midthirties, another 10years of nchd posts that are manic.. I'd miss a large part of my kids early years and end up working myself to ****.. wish I had the sense to do it 10years ago though
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Early thirties, science degree. Thought about going back, but looked at the costs and decided against it. I'm not inherently a good person who just wants to help people, whilst it would be a perk I'd really be in it for the money. Going without my salary for 4 years, plus the 15k a year fees and living expenses..

I would recoup it eventually (even though Drs are not outreagously well paid at a lot of levels), however by intern year I'd be midthirties, another 10years of nchd posts that are manic.. I'd miss a large part of my kids early years and end up working myself to ****.. wish I had the sense to do it 10years ago though
Honestly, you made the right choice. Medicine is just a job, with a sh1t salary and horrible work life balance. You lose the best years of your life working for a company that knifes you in the back at every chance they can. Medicine in this country is dead. It's emigration or leave clinical medicine for most people. Our system is propped up by doctors from 3rd world countries but even they are starting to fight back.
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Honestly, you made the right choice. Medicine is just a job, with a sh1t salary and horrible work life balance. You lose the best years of your life working for a company that knifes you in the back at every chance they can. Medicine in this country is dead. It's emigration or leave clinical medicine for most people. Our system is propped up by doctors from 3rd world countries but even they are starting to fight back.
In fairness my wife was smarter and went straight to medicine from school, training was tough (hours/jobs/ and as you mentioned all the stuff that docs generally ought not to be doing, but it never seemed to bother her, just another job to be done whilst you haven't slept in two days ) but pretty amazing.
Gradmed at my age with my commitments and current salary is a no go. Medicine in ireland still has great opportunities and if one can travel even better. If I could go back in time, yes. Now.. no.
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