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|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by lynxnoon(m): 2:39pm On Dec 10, 2010|
pls wats the prospects in going for an online program in either MPH or MHA( Masters in Health Administration) and how useful are they in entering WHO/UN?
thanks for ur response
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by beneli(m): 8:37pm On Dec 10, 2010|
Hi sorry for the delay in responding.
I see three issues that needs addressing:
1. An Online programme
2. MPH vs MHA
3. Getting WHO/UN jobs
Okay, i'll start bottom up -
3. If you're career aspirations includes to work for the UN through any of it's various organisations such as WHO, it's obviously very important to start acquainting yourself with the kind of jobs they have going, which are relevant to the skills/education you have or wish to obtain. I guess you already know all that, but just for the hell of it i think you could have a look at the links that i have provided below to see some related jobs and what they ask for. Why it's important to peruse such job vacancies from time to time is that it allows you to know what kind of things that they will be expecting from you and as such guide you in building a career profile that will make you compliant with some of their requirements. See some of the job vacancies below -
In Abuja -
In Cairo -
2. If you check the unjobs site more often, you'll begin to see that they seem more attracted to the Masters in Public Health qualification as opposed to the Masters in Health Administration. So I am guessing that by the time you have perused some of the links, i provided the question of 'how useful' and 'MPH vs MHA' would have been answered. To summaries - they are useful. Of the two, MPH may be more preferred. Apart from that, I am of the opinion that the MPH offers you the opportunity to study different course streams such as Health Management, Health Promotion, Health Economics etc, so gives you more career options. So even if I didn't have access to the information on the unjobs site, I would have still voted for MPH. . . .
1. But of course, of greater importance to you would be whether an Online qualification would even be acknowledged. My honest answer is that I am not 100% sure. What I can advice though is that if you must do it online, you should do it with a reputable University that offers such distance learning programmes. I am sure that a Public Health degree from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, for instance, would be accepted by most employers. That's where i would do it if i were to consider such an option > http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/prospectus/masters/dmsph.html. I am also sure that there would be other such reputable schools that offers the MPH by distance learning. You probably already would have done your home work, so let me not patronise you.
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by beneli(m): 11:11am On Dec 11, 2010|
The spambot caught me as i tried to post a response to you yesterday - I'm now checking to see if I am still banned!
You can still access my response to your questions if you clicked on my profile and checked my previous post.
I hope that helps.
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by omonija1(f): 8:40pm On Dec 12, 2010|
Pre-Med- 4th year in the states
I've always wanted to be a doctor. I was so sure of this and thought that nothing would stop me. Unfortunately, life didnt go as planed so I changed my mind and do not want to pursue medicine anymore. I'm will be graduating soon with a biology degree and have no idea what to do next. A biology degree without the intention of attaining more education is useless. I feel like I've wasted 4 hard years of my life. i do enjoy biology and I do well in it compared to my mates.
I do not want to be in school for another 4 years then another 3 years of residency. I'm so confused. What to do what to do? what to do?
I have the grades to go to medschool but Ive been through so much trying to get my bachelors that the thought of being in school for another 4 years is gruesome.
Life decisions, decisions,
Females doctors out there, How do you balance motherhood and your career?
I need a mentor.
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by lynxnoon(m): 10:15am On Dec 13, 2010|
beneli:Yeah thanks alot. . .
i read ur response tru ur profile
i have already done some research on what u said and will definitely do more
thanks a mil for ur response
Will put up updates soon
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by beneli(m): 4:20pm On Dec 13, 2010|
Okay, I am not a female Doctor so can’t offer any thoughts about balancing career and motherhood! But I will give my thoughts on the rest of the very profound things you’ve raised about career choices and what cards life eventually deals to us. . .
First there are crossroads in our lives when one feels most saddled by such existential questions as ‘what’s the purpose of life’ or even the mundane ones such as ‘whether our career pathways are taking us in the right direction etc. At such moments it helps to take a few steps backwards to review where we’re at; why we chose the paths we chose in the first place; and then ask ourselves whether the current burden we carry is rooted in some other things going on in our lives . . . some other things that for whatever reason we hesitate to confront. But which we must to be able to make better decisions about the subsequent steps we take. . .
I am not ranting here – i myself was at those same existential crossroads several weeks ago, so when i talk about stepping backwards and taking stock of ones life, i was really ‘standing and talking in front of the mirror’ and hoping that there is somebody eavesdropping who may benefit from my soliloquy - you, perhaps . . .
. . . is this really the path of my happiness. . . ?
But back to the issues you raised. Why did you choose Biology and why the reluctance for further education, knowing that without it, ‘a degree in biology is useless’? Is it really useless? One wonders what has changed since the time, almost 4 years ago, when you enrolled for the course in Biology? One also wonders what enthused you then. . .
You speak of a lack of enthusiasm in spending another 4 years in medical school, though as you stated, you had previously ‘always wanted to be a Doctor’. Why the change of mind? I am hazarding a guess that part of the ‘so much’ you went through, while trying to get your bachelors degree has to do with your other question about career and motherhood.
In America, if you were to finish medical school and want a career pathway that allows you more time with the family then you could think about Family Medicine . . . and other subspecialties that don’t require you to be available 24/7. Of course other career pathways, like ‘Accountancy’, which you suggested, are still there. And one wonders whether they would be less ‘gruesome’ or, in the longer term, be more able to offer you a better balance in the career – motherhood equation.
But what would make you most happy . . . ?
I think that the question of happiness is the most important to confront. It always should be what guides us. What is it that would offer one the greatest satisfaction and feeling of relevance in life, say 5 – 10 – 20 years down the line? Of course there is no easy answer to the question of happiness, so you don’t really have to even attempt one. It's for reflection really and more for the benefit of the 'man standing in front of the mirror and thinking out loud. . .'
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Sagamite(m): 5:28pm On Dec 13, 2010|
You can try and be a healthcare journalist, a management consultant, a drugs salesperson, a life/healthcare insurance analyst etc. Your degree is not useless.
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by tpia1: 5:32pm On Dec 13, 2010|
you cant really do much with only a first degree anyway, unless you have connections.
if you're going to get a masters and/or phd [another 2 -7 years], then why not still try for medicine.
just my opinion which isnt set in stone.
a lot of people do substitute a masters for med school in any case.
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Ladyrsky46: 7:58pm On Dec 14, 2010|
Is there any prospect for a Diagnostic Radiographer in Nigeria/Africa in general?
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by AjanleKoko: 9:01pm On Dec 14, 2010|
Of course there are. Hospitals exist in Africa, and I'm sure they have or need radiographers
Okay, I think that was a tad sarcastic, and won't sound right. But, if I might ask? Why do you ask?
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by beneli(m): 11:38am On Dec 15, 2010|
It really depends on how you want to define the 'prospect' thing.
But as oga Ajanlekoko said, there is a need for Radiographers in Nigeria. . . and Africa in general!
Radiological and Imaging diagnostic services can also be big business if you can afford the equipments and go into private practice.
In the government sector a few of the teaching hospitals offer residency in that field, meaning that there should be a demand for it . . . albeit one that is subject to the usual vagaries that plague most clinical and other specialties in Nigeria!.
You can check out the website of the National Hospital in Abuja. They seem to have a reasonably functional Radiology department there. . . I would have posted their link, but I don't want the spambot to catch me again!
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Ladyrsky46: 1:44am On Dec 16, 2010|
AjanleKoko:It was sarcastic, but it's cool.
Just curious, because I've never really heard a lot about them. Just doctors doctors doctors+nurses.
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by beneli(m): 5:47pm On Dec 16, 2010|
The vagaries . . . hmm . . . now that you ask me about them, I start to grope!
Perhaps I can go on a rant about the uncertainties in both the private and public sector services and the difficulty in building a fulfilling career in a society where you are pledged to try to achieve the right balance between the quality and affordability of the service you provide on the one hand, and not letting your conscience to get scorched. . . and lose its luminescence. . . .on the other hand; a society where it’s more preferable to yield to the seductive grips of mediocrity, as it is in some perverse way, better rewarded; a society, my sister, where our lunatics are not locked up in asylums, but are the ones that have been empowered to make our decisions for us. . .
But let me not go on that idle rant, less I be accused of prejudice. . . .and be advised to go and sort out my issues! Perhaps my view has been darkly clouded by what I read in the media and may not reflect the exact reality on ground but . . . . vagaries?. . . they are certainly there waiting to embrace you as you take the plunge. . .
I hope it makes sense - If not, I am sorry . . .
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Ladyrsky46: 10:30pm On Dec 16, 2010|
Interesting. I get it, thank you.
Not taking the plunge now. Just curious to see how the field is in Nigeria.
Thank you again.
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by talk2dekky(f): 2:13pm On Jan 26, 2011|
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Jenifa_: 7:53am On Feb 20, 2011|
you could do some internships and get a masters in public health. It's very highly regarded nowadays. even doctors are going back to school to study public health in order to boost their career.
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by steve_101(m): 9:17pm On Mar 02, 2011|
Hello,is there any medical doctor here in PH?I need an asistant from you,give me a caontact to get to you,thank you.
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by clemetine: 9:13pm On Mar 07, 2011|
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|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by wakes(m): 6:43am On Mar 24, 2011|
Many are now taking FOOD SUPPLEMENTS instead of drugs. What do you say about that?
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by sexylogan(m): 11:07pm On Mar 24, 2011|
^^^Lol. That's just like running a car on engine oil alone.
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by igbo-boy(m): 3:27pm On Apr 15, 2011|
Hello, I'm a 400l med student. I have been considering going to the US for a residency program in Internal Medicine when I graduate. I've done a lil research and an exam called USMLE seems to be pretty important. Other stuff like US Clinical electives seem to be necessary. My questions are
1. How exactly do I transform from Naija med student to US resident?
2. Can I finish the American residency and still work in Nigeria as a consultant?
3. When I surf through USMLE online forums, so many study aids e.g Kaplan are mentioned. Are they available in Nigeria?
4. Is it possible to work in the UK after my NYSC while preparing for the USMLE? How?
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by prince1990: 11:48pm On May 04, 2011|
Can a non-specialist be a lecturer in any Nigerian medical university with just a medical related PhD degree?
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by tpia@: 12:58pm On Jun 05, 2011|
^Yes, depending on requirements.
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Sagamite(m): 11:28am On Jun 12, 2011|
Mate, you are obviously not employable as I question your mental balance considering you just spam as many threads as you can: http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria?action=profile;u=687015;sa=showPosts
What has this question got to do with a Medical Doctors Thread?
Or are you looking for psychological help and referral?
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by tpia@: 10:57pm On Jun 13, 2011|
Never too late to be a doctor
interesting write up.
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by kblastic(f): 7:05pm On Jul 05, 2011|
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by buy1get2(m): 10:11pm On Jul 23, 2011|
i need a doctor!!!!lolz
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by -UpDates-(m): 8:52am On Jul 25, 2011|
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by tpia@: 8:57am On Jul 25, 2011|
posters like this fake above me are so terribly annoying.
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Flawless~diva(f): 7:24pm On Jul 26, 2011|
Good day.would be grateful if any of you would be of immense hlep to me.
I know some of you most v graduated from the prestigious unilag medical.school.want to know how good the are,cause i just sat for jamb and am preparinm hard for my pume test next month.
after graduating frm medical school, do your practice in the states if opportuned.wot is the next thing in line.what i want to know is how good unilag's medical college is?? Thanks
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Sagamite(m): 10:31pm On Jul 26, 2011|
You will not (or rather, in a sane society, should not) get into a medical school writing/typing like that.
|Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Flawless~diva(f): 2:36am On Jul 27, 2011|
Sagamite:hey, wots wrng wit wot am typin, am usin my mobile fne nt lyk am usin a pc,atleast to save tym nd evrytn.bsyds wot has dt got 2do wit wot i asked u, trust me am aware of my writn in skul or ny informal writun, jst ansa me nd dnt give me an atitude
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