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How much studying is involved from finishing your medicine degree?

Discussion in 'MRCS Revision' started by ryanl1, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. ryanl1

    ryanl1 New Member

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    im quite sure that i want to become a doctor and have just been forced to take a gap year due to all rejections... so im just trying to confirm this is what i want to do before i reapply soon. I was just wondering how much studying you need to do in terms of hours per week or hours per day AFTER you have graduated and became a doctor? in your spare time when you have finished your shift...

    be as truthful as possible as it would take A LOT to put me off.
     
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    James New Member

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    A lot depends on your grade as a PRHO (F1) I did nothing out of work. As an SHO revising for membership exams I would say a couple of hours a night and 5-6hrs every weekend. Now as a reg I am still doing an hour or two per night working on research, audits and publications.

    I think it will get worse for the next generation of doctors, there is an exam 1/2 way through F2 year for entry into certain (soon to be all) specialities which needs revising for and all the stupid workplace based assessments take hours...
     
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    how many hours did you work per week in F1 and F2?

    ive been told its 60 per week... and if so... i cant imagine how hard it would be to do an extra couple of hours per night + 5/6 at weekend!

    how was it for you?

    what would happen if you slacked on your 'homework'? (not that id plan to)
     
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    I used to work 'proper' 120 hour weeks. Better let one of the new ones answer this for you.....
     
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    120 hours a week?! thats 7 hours to yourself per day... unbelievable, how did you not go insane?
    id give up now if i believed ill have to do 120 hours a week :p

    ill ask a new doctor
     

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