06-02-2011, 09:27 PM #1
What setbacks do doctors face in their career?
I can't seem to find many answers to this one and I can only really think of not getting their desired speciality or passing the exams for their speciality. Any help?
07-02-2011, 08:38 AM #2
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People were chatting about this at one of the st george's interviews. It seems that there can be a pretty big bottleneck in the medical world when it gets to the registrar/consultant level, as there are a limited number of consultant posts and all these registrars essentially waiting for the consultant directly above them to either "retire, die, or give up" as the 1st year student we were with said.
He was saying that it gets pretty frustrating for some aspiring consultants who have their career essentially put on an indefinate hiatus, and sometimes leads to them leaving that specialty entirely or at least leaving that hospital in which they could've spent the last ten years building up a good working relationship with the other staff.
Last edited by Bad'un Raddon; 07-02-2011 at 08:42 AM.
08-02-2011, 12:45 AM #3
Ah right that's interesting, thank you for your help, it's exactly what I was looking for