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#61 HolbyBabe32

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Posted 24 July 2003 - 08:17 PM

QUOTE (SaintlySinner @ Jul 24 2003, 08:04 PM)
It's very profitable too I earnt 7 just for watching Holby City this week lol. Although I did have to put up with her incessant nit-picking but c'est la vie.

Lols, tis worth it though coz if ya tape holby ya can watch it again later in peace but still get the money biggrin.gif

#62 John

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Posted 31 July 2003 - 09:36 AM

The campaign for factual accuracy - please feel free to add your comments on whether or not you think that Holby & Cas should be more medically accurate!


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#63 Jen S

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Posted 01 August 2003 - 11:22 PM

As someone who's not only from the North West, but the Wirral, itself, and someone who was only 2 weeks ago in the Dermatology department at Clatterbridge, sorry Smudge, but there are indeed two hospitals on the one site. Clatterbridge General, and Clatterbridge Oncology Department. The oncology department also houses the Wirral Breast Centre.
My experiences at Clatterbridge have been wonderful, and I was seen rapidly in all cases (less than 2 weeks between first consultation and specialist consultation).

My experiences at Arrowe Park have neither been shockingly bad nor particularly good. I have been personally taken to the ED there twice, both for suspected broken wrists. My first wait was a 4 hour long wait when I was about 9, and the second lasted only 45 minutes when I was about 12. The second was decidedly shorter, and yet I had a less severe injury. On arrival the first time, I had actually fractured my wrist, but in triage played down my injury because I was afraid I was being a hypochondriac... after being seen through Xray etc, I was told that I should have been melodramatic about the pain and I would have been seen earlier. So on the second visit, which was merely a sprain I got into actress mode and hammed the whole thing up!! Of course this was all before the days of the colour coded ED....



#64 Sair

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Posted 19 August 2003 - 11:52 AM

To anyone that wants to know a fast track registrar is a registrar who didn't spend all his/her time at uni sitting in a classroom they cut the studying time down thus it takes less time to train them because they are getting more first hand experiance during their 5 years of training instead of just sitting taking exams.
This method of training is used more and more in the modern world. I dunno if anyone saw that proggrame about fast track Doctors that was aired a few years ago, it was really interesting!

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Posted 26 August 2003 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE (Alex rules @ Aug 19 2003, 11:52 AM)
To anyone that wants to know a fast track registrar is a registrar who didn't spend all his/her time at uni sitting in a classroom they cut the studying time down thus it takes less time to train them because they are getting more first hand experiance during their 5 years of training instead of just sitting taking exams.
This method of training is used more and more in the modern world. I dunno if anyone saw that proggrame about fast track Doctors that was aired a few years ago, it was really interesting!

This is what's called a nice idea, and I'm sure the DoH would have you believe this. The fast tracking schemes are designed to produce doctors more quickly, usually from graduates. Not denying that - this is far more common in some countries, e.g. Australia.

However... (Let the nitpicking commence!)

1) What they produce is very junior doctors, i.e. PRHO/JHO level, who then have to climb up the career system in the same manner as the rest of us. What they do not produce is higher specialist trainees, i.e. registrars (more correctly Specialist Registrars). The only way, ESPECIALLY in surgery, from SHO to consultant is via 5 or 6 years SpR training, as laid down in the Calman reforms in the 1990s. Therefore, once again, what is a 'fast-track registrar' apart from a figment of someone's fevered mind?

2) What exactly did you think we did in medical school? I and all my British-trained colleagues spent 3 or more years (out of 5) on clinical attachments. Most medical schools operate on a 'Problem-Based Learning' system (more cynically known by those who've had to suffer it as 'Teach Yourself Medicine') - this involves very little time in the classroom/lecture theatre. This still doesn't prepare you for the numb, heart-in-mouth-and-sick-in-pit-of-stomach feeling of panic that you get the first time you're asked to review an acute LVFer or similarly terrifyingly ill patient at 2230 without your SHO around to ask. Without wanting to beat the drum, the current plans to remove the service commitment from the prereg year are only going to delay the moment you realise you're out of your depth - only with less (though more senior) help available.

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#66 Alex

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 01:55 AM

QUOTE (Smudge @ Jul 15 2003, 10:55 PM)

'You come out of medical school knowing bugger all. Suddenly you're expected to cope with anything. No wonder August is the killing season - newly qualified doctors hit the wards, and suddenly hospital mortality rates shoot sky high. We all kill a few people while we're learning'

(Coconut for anyone identifying the source of the above quote)

six months late tongue.gif but that sounds like a book I just read - 'Bedside Stories' lmao! Great book!

#67 Beccy

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Posted 29 April 2004 - 03:36 PM

oh well i am pretty unaccurate cas and holby taught me all i know!

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 09:09 AM

i dont care they all still rock the world! tongue.gif smudg!

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 09:10 AM

evil smudge!




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