Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Mangling Medical Careers
I've not had much time for blogging this week, but it has been a busy time as junior doctors all over the UK have faced the chaos of the new job application system, Moderning Medical Careers. I am one of the lucky ones. I have 4 job interviews - many of my friends have none. Unfortunately, I can't link to all the television and radio programmes this has been featured on, but this is some of the news we have been creating this week...

System for recruiting junior doctors in crisis (The Herald, 28th February)

Doctors' training system 'a shambles' (Daily Telegraph, 2nd March)

Jobs protest planned by doctors (BBC News Online, 2nd March)

Thousands of newly-qualified doctors may be jobless in August (You and Yours, 2nd March)

Trained young doctors condemned to the scrapheap (The Times, 2nd March)

8,000 junior doctors 'might have to go abroad for work' (Daily Mail, 2nd March)

Doctors chaos 'is worst crisis to hit NHS' (Daily Telegraph, 3rd March)

Junior doctors plan to mount legal challenge over job rules (The Guardian, 3rd March)

Top surgeons risk their jobs to defy 'flawed' interview system (Daily Telegraph, 6th March)

Health chiefs retreat in row over training for junior doctors (The Times, 7th March)

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At 09 March, 2007 00:26, Blogger Sista Cala said...

"You can always find a job in the medical field." I have heard this statement all my life. It is true you can always find "a" job, but not necessarily the one you are most qualified for or the one you want, or the one you have dreamed of having.

I once worked in a 150 bed hospital that had 100 physicians w/admitting priviledges. It was a tourist town with a booming economy. Currently I work in a 45 bed hospital with 14 docs on board.
No comparison as to work load, but the rewards of the job are similar.

May God bless you in your job hunt and supply your every need while you look. Remain prayerful, He will direct you to where you need to be.

At 09 March, 2007 23:04, Blogger Linda said...

I'm proud of you Keziah. I'll be praying for you as you begin this process. You don't know how much I admire you.

At 10 March, 2007 19:40, Blogger Keziah said...

Thank you for your prayers. I've spent today collecting then photocopying bits of paper for my interview in Cambridge next week. I'll be sure to let you know next month if anything comes of it.


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