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  1. most these days do online revision with questions as far as i know most popular is pastest https://www.pastest.com/ but i think they are plenty out there and its worth having a look around...
  2. depends what are you looking for. Research assistants in UK as far as i know are non medics - who work for the university (no point pursuing this). Research fellow - these posts are reserved for those in PhD programmes. I think its going to be very difficult to pursuit something like this. You can apply for FY1 / SHO jobs in the specialty you want to do. This sounds more sensible.
  3. Αν και ολα αυτα ειναι χρησιμα, κανενα απο αυτα δε θα απαντησει στην ερωτηση: please fill this TTO, or Death certificate (παραδειγματα απο παλιες μου συνεντευξεις) Ολα αυτα θα τα μαθεις αν ανεβεις αμεσως και αρχισεις με FY1 η με οτιδηποτε LAS/LAT FY2 κατσει. καλυτερα να ξεκινήσεις ως καλος FY1 παρα ως μετριος FY2. Καλη σου επιτυχια
  4. This very difficult to answer. It depends on your experience, previous exposure, your dreams and expectations. If you are a qualified surgeon from Greece, then this is probably too low for you. If this is your first job in UK then most likely is a good introduction (all depending on your previous experience). Good luck with whatever you choose!
  5. Αν και πλεον ειμαι αρκετα χρονια μετα το foundation programme και μπορει να εχω χασει και την μπαλα λιγο να απαντησω: 1-3.Δε ξερω 4. standalone FY1 / FY2s (LAT or LAS) θα υπάρχουν παντα. Ειτε στο oriel (αν ειναι training) είτε στο nhs.jobs 5. UK: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/ scotland: https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/
  6. Γινεται. Δεν ειναι ευκολο αλλα γινεται. Ουστιασικά είσαι SHO. The core trainees most likely they will have allocated time in theatres which you may not. Really depends how well staffed the rota is. Good luck, I hope you manage to survive! Ask for an educational supervisor the minute you set your foot in the island. You need to cover a lot of gaps in how the shape the juniors in order to get numbers. We are here to help if we can Alex
  7. ομορφα ειναι και διπλα στη Θαλασσσα! Καλη επιτυχία!
  8. I dont think its waste of time. Its necessary if you want to do any medical specialty in UK. Which means doesnt give you an advantage - it just makes you eligible for registrar jobs (training or not training)
  9. Πρεπει να διαβασεις αγαπητε και τις υπολοιπες - οι πρωτες σελιδες ειναι πλεον out of date! Λογικά θα μπορέσεις να βρεις θεση SHO σε νευρολογια. Η τουλαχιστον να βρεις trust SHO with rotation in neurology. MRCP is a good exam to have and benchmarks you as safe in UK medical specialities. Good luck!
  10. Leading a project / audit, leading a team in rescus / trauma, leading a team in national service (i am sure you have plenty of stories to tell), leading a trip in the jungle, leading your basketball team in highschool. Good luck!
  11. You will have to go through a lot in order to get into the system. It is what it is and is actually a quite fair system I think. NHS is completely diferrent structure than the German system. Cardiology is present in most hospitals (for primary intervention), however a lot of services are more centralised. you will have to rotate to DGHs with cardiology and larger centres to get the whole spectrum of your specialty. I dont know how often you have to rotate but you certainly are expected to (if you are a trainee). In your pre specialty training years you should expect to rotate every 4-6 months. That may be in different departments on the same hospital (ie if you do core medical training you may do cardiology and care of the elderly in the same hospital) or do them in completely diferrent hospitals that are in the same deanery (I belong to Oxord Deanery (Thames Valley health education England) and medical trainees can be in Oxford, Northampton, Stoke mandeville, Royal berkshire, Reading, High Wycombe, Swindon etc). This is the norm in most medical specialties.
  12. You need to pass MRCP (exams - difficult) in order to get into registrar post (ST3+). Quite frankly I think it is impossible to get directly into cardiology with 0 NHS experience (I mean training ST3 post in Cardiology). I would suggest to appy for core medical training (applications start soon - check RCP website / oriel website) or if you are not successful then for FY2 post. You may hopefully get some cardiology experience (ask to rotate in cardio), in those 2 years, you may manage to pass exams, do audits, publications etc and then half way through your CT2 year you apply for cardiology. This may seem a step back to you but this is the only way I can think. You seem to be a bit clueless about specialty training in UK, if you are serious about it start reading. This thread has tones of useful information. With regards to London - please see paragraph above. Your family may stay in London till you see where you will be. As a medic you should expect to work in lots of diferrent hospitals if you manage to get into specialty training (some times that means 2 hours drive from your previous hospital).
  13. 1. It is possible but a. you will struggle with the job (more responsibilities etc) and b. you compromise your application for specialty training (you apply 3 months in FY2 - this is not enough time to organise presentations audits etc) 2. No idea 3.You can do that. Again for the same reasons as above I would reccomend the whole year (this is what I have done) 4. I am not up to date with that. There is new national junior doctors contract that has ben rolled out recently. Traditionally you dont getpaid much as FY1. If BMA says is 26000 then it must be right 5. Audits, presentations in conferences, write papers, teaching staff, show leadership / managerial qualities. 6. Most of the people I know did LAS FY1s (LAT FY1s are rare). Most of them were treated equally: provision of educational / clinical supervisor, online portfolio, mentorship, and some of them even study leave (most FY1s - even training ones dont have study leave apart from preagreed courses that they have to do - including ALS). No one will look if you are in training position or not in the application / interviews for specialty training. they will mark your application based on your CV (see achievements above) and your performance in the interviews. PS. I keep advising that you need to FY1 (to all new doctors /potential UK migrants). and most of you say the same thing..why? can I avoid it etc?. Fy1 has nothing to do with last year of med school. Its a difficult job and you get lots of experience. If you want to bypass the system and go without it - good luck - but dont ask me again and again if that is OK. I cant predict the future and you can make your own decisions. (rant over)
  14. 1. As fas as i know if you apply for through the foundation programme then you will do FY1&FY2. It is irrelevant that you will have full registration (since you have qualified from Greece). That doesnt exlude you from working as FY1 (I have as well). British medical school graduates when they qualify have only provisional registration with GMC and they have to pass FY1 in order to get full registration 2. ALS / ATLS are not educational achievements. Higher degrees are (MSc, PhD etc) 3. You can try to be involved in clinical research - but this is very difficult during foundation programme. This is quite difficult to achieve. You need to find the right people, find a project etc. Try to get rid of the greek mentality "I can combine basic research and clinical practice". If you are full time clinician you just cant. Part time phD means in UK 6-7 years. You really want that? I can reassure you nothing has changed in NHS because of Brexit. A lot of things have changed but not because of Brexit. And noone knows how things will be once it is official.
  15. 1. You will be ineligible and your application will not be considered. 2. This is for the 2 year foundation programme as a whole. A few years ago there were still stand alone training FY1 and / or FY2 posts (LATs) that are advertised as well. I am not sure whether they still exist but I would be really surprised if they dont given the low morale amongst British junior doctors these days (they take years off / go to Australia etc) 3. UKFP always planned way ahead. I applied for standalone LAT FY1 and FY2 posts.