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01 February 2011 @ 11:14 am
call, call, the glorious fruit  
My team tried to make me go to clinic and I didn't go! REBEL. (In fairness, not only do I not have the training to see patients in a urology clinic - which is never an issue, I'm always doing things I'm not trained to and know nothing about; see also: chemotherapy, administration of - I have zero interest. I hate surgeons.)

I also signed up for the Irish Medical Union. As far as unions go, they are crap, but there's no other option. I don't think there's any other group of people in the Western world who have to work 32-hour shifts. (Imagine working 12, then 15, then 18, and work up to it. Then minus all the sleep. YES, IT IS THAT FUN.) Lawyers maybe pull them - but every week? Or every six nights, in my case, and every third weekend. Subsequent to which, does anyone know anything about applying for basic specialist training in the UK? I thought the RCI website might have some info, but I thought wrong. I'm too late for this year, but at least I have four interviews for the Irish scheme to 'look forward to'. (Note ironic inverted commas.)

Andrew Garfield sounds hotter as an American. Why is this. How is this. I hope he is secretly dating Jesse Eisenberg. LOL OBVIOUS. JTimb to be the Baba!* I do love a boy with curls.

*Doesn't Bujold rock? I went to a Grand Rounds about genetics and cancer that mentioned how pre-natal genetic screening and mutation deletion are currently in use. Next step, uterine replicators!

I keep having to switch tabs to a JAMA article (Temporal Onset, Risk Factors, and Outcomes Associated With Stroke After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting) out of guilt. I'd better go do some work. It's going to be a long 32-hours, if anyone wants to leave amusing links of any kind...
Current Mood: gloomygloomy
Current Music: photocopier
spark_of_chaosspark_of_chaos on February 1st, 2011 12:49 pm (UTC)
Dude, when I read posts like that one, I kinda understand why sundry companies are offering work in Ireland to our sixth-years at a rate like you need junior doctors more than air. o.O 32-hour shifts...that's more than some people have ever been uninterruptedly awake, let alone working. Then again, I bet that pays better than here... I'm pretty confused about the Brit system, myself, although I spent quite some time trying to figure it out - how does the Irish one work?
Merit: A Social Networkmeritjubet on February 1st, 2011 01:43 pm (UTC)
Well I've been having some fun here. They are very close, aren't they? :D I want kissing. Whenever there are 'stunt' man on man kissing, usually one of the guys is less than hot. I demand equal subversion!

32 hours? Bah! I hope you survive.
Dr Leezardlizardspots on February 1st, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
32 hours? Good lord. D: As for specialist training, I'm guessing the Royal College of whichever specialty you want will have plenty of info about applying. http://www.medicalcareers.nhs.uk/ this might help?
Sereniaserenia on February 1st, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
32 hours! That's inhuman! And who thought it was a good idea to deprive doctors of sleep when they make life and death decisions about people!
l.m.: pic#107526991incandescent on February 1st, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
I'm still shocked by the sheer number of hours that you work. You should try for the Guiness World Record, or something. I'm definitely flailing on Bujold. Working my way through A Civil Campaign right now, so I'm not done, but...

I don't have any amusing links! /o\

Good luck.
Blindmouse: creepy little coffee monsterblindmouse on February 2nd, 2011 07:45 am (UTC)
Your hours are horrible, which you know :(

Here is a Calvin & Hobbes strip (well, two) that made me smile last night:

vague_ideasvague_ideas on February 2nd, 2011 11:40 am (UTC)
Just gone/going through the process of CMT and GP applications and know a little about the rest so let me know what you want to know! The deanery websites can also sometimes be useful.