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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Laghima: 6:17pm On Oct 01, 2019
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by TONYE001(m): 10:04am On Oct 04, 2019
Hello chiefs, greetings.

Please I need professional counsel.

First, my background.

1. I'm a 4th year medical student. Married for five years now with two boys.

2. I have a B. Sc (second class upper) in Human Physiology (2012) and an M. Sc in the same field (2017). I've already done the compulsory National Service (2013/2014).

3. I am 30 years old.

4. My wife has a B. Sc in Human Anatomy (2012) and an M. Sc in Public Health (2017). She has four years work experience in the NGO sector.

Please my chiefs and seniors,
My primary focus is to move my family abroad. Yesterday, a senior friend of mine told me about PLAB...and the possibility of moving them over through this pathway.

I really don't want to waste any extra second. I want to ensure I get done with this process in the shortest possible time. At the moment, I'm even considering starting my attempts next year (my fifth year). This is where I need your counsel. Is the fifth year too early to start attempting? I'm considering how hectic house job is, don't know how one would have the time to study for the exams and all. Would my certificates give me any extra advantage?

Secondly, what advantage would my wife's qualifications offer? My senior friend mentioned that if she manages to find her way to nursing, her advantages would be enormous....even if she does Post Basic Nursing. Does she need to go that far?

Lastly, when I cross to the UK, how soon can I move them over?

I read that if I practice for a year in the UK, I can make it to Australia (my main target). Is this still true? Have their been any changes in recent times?

Finally, how can I access a residency program soonest? Is writing PLAB and all just for practicing overseas?

Thanks sirs and ma'ams.

Cc: Quanda and every other doc in the house that have gone through this process.

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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by famzynet: 10:50pm On Oct 12, 2019
TONYE001:
Hello chiefs, greetings.

Please I need professional counsel.

First, my background.

1. I'm a 4th year medical student. Married for five years now with two boys.

2. I have a B. Sc (second class upper) in Human Physiology (2012) and an M. Sc in the same field (2017). I've already done the compulsory National Service (2013/2014).

3. I am 30 years old.

4. My wife has a B. Sc in Human Anatomy (2012) and an M. Sc in Public Health (2017). She has four years work experience in the NGO sector.

Please my chiefs and seniors,
My primary focus is to move my family abroad. Yesterday, a senior friend of mine told me about PLAB...and the possibility of moving them over through this pathway.

I really don't want to waste any extra second. I want to ensure I get done with this process in the shortest possible time. At the moment, I'm even considering starting my attempts next year (my fifth year). This is where I need your counsel. Is the fifth year too early to start attempting? I'm considering how hectic house job is, don't know how one would have the time to study for the exams and all. Would my certificates give me any extra advantage?

Secondly, what advantage would my wife's qualifications offer? My senior friend mentioned that if she manages to find her way to nursing, her advantages would be enormous....even if she does Post Basic Nursing. Does she need to go that far?

Lastly, when I cross to the UK, how soon can I move them over?

I read that if I practice for a year in the UK, I can make it to Australia (my main target). Is this still true? Have their been any changes in recent times?

Finally, how can I access a residency program soonest? Is writing PLAB and all just for practicing overseas?

Thanks sirs and ma'ams.

Cc: Quanda and every other doc in the house that have gone through this process.




I may just assist to answer some of your questions to the best of my knowledge.
It will be better you finish writing your final year exams before writing PLAB so that you don't get distracted. You can start the English language test in your final year if you have the resources but better to leave all processes till after passing final MBBS exam. Your housmanship will assist in the necessary funds for the journey. Besides you can write all exams in one year if you have the resources and energy to study.
You can relocate your family immediately you get a job after passing Plab. It all depends on your finances.
It is easier to relocate to Australia with UK experience than with Nigerian experience.
Maybe some other persons can talk about your wife's chances.
I can only advise you on one thing. Leave this country as soon as you can and never listen to people who say you will make it in Nigeria as a doctor. The practice in Nigeria is a waste of time and talents.Besides,Nigeria has no plan for their present or future doctors.

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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by TONYE001(m): 3:57am On Oct 13, 2019
famzynet:


I may just assist to answer some of your questions to the best of my knowledge.
It will be better you finish writing your final year exams before writing PLAB so that you don't get distracted. You can start the English language test in your final year if you have the resources but better to leave all processes till after passing final MBBS exam. Your housmanship will assist in the necessary funds for the journey. Besides you can write all exams in one year if you have the resources and energy to study.
You can relocate your family immediately you get a job after passing Plab. It all depends on your finances.
It is easier to relocate to Australia with UK experience than with Nigerian experience.
Maybe some other persons can talk about your wife's chances.
I can only advise you on one thing. Leave this country as soon as you can and never listen to people who say you will make it in Nigeria as a doctor. The practice in Nigeria is a waste of time and talents.Besides,Nigeria has no plan for their present or future doctors.

Thank you very much chief for this informative response. Really appreciate.

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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by MrBigiman: 11:29pm On Oct 14, 2019
TONYE001:


Thank you very much chief for this informative response. Really appreciate.

You resume looks familiar. Good luck man. Don't write the exams until you graduate or you might ruine your chance of registration permanently. Also, as soon as you graduate start pushing to leave, it's certainly more rewarding. Cheers

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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by TONYE001(m): 5:42am On Oct 15, 2019
MrBigiman:


You resume looks familiar. Good luck man. Don't write the exams until you graduate or you might ruine your chance of registration permanently. Also, as soon as you graduate start pushing to leave, it's certainly more rewarding. Cheers

Thank you very much chief.

Really appreciate.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Ujawissy: 6:38pm On Oct 15, 2019
TONYE001:


Thank you very much chief.

Really appreciate.
Please Sir, how were you able to combine your M.Sc with your medics program.
Respect
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Amiablekeezy: 5:42pm On Oct 20, 2019
Good evening doctors. Pls I need answers to this question based on experiences gathered so far.

If a house officer gets an offer from osuth, Hsc lagos, Fmc Ebute metta, Hmb Akure and Eksuth which is the best to pick?
Thanks
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by MrBigiman: 9:33pm On Oct 20, 2019
Amiablekeezy:
Good evening doctors. Pls I need answers to this question based on experiences gathered so far.

If a house officer gets an offer from osuth, Hsc lagos, Fmc Ebute metta, Hmb Akure and Eksuth which is the best to pick?
Thanks

Chill for Ebutte-metta. Groove full Lagos. You can't go wrong there.

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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by docsholz(m): 1:00am On Oct 21, 2019
Amiablekeezy:
Good evening doctors. Pls I need answers to this question based on experiences gathered so far.

If a house officer gets an offer from osuth, Hsc lagos, Fmc Ebute metta, Hmb Akure and Eksuth which is the best to pick?
Thanks
HSC Lagos, but isn't the interview tomorrow?
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by JARUSHUB: 3:43pm On Oct 31, 2019
Good afternoon,

Obviously, I am not a medical doctor but please read this:

JARUSHUB:
Qualified Doctors are needed in a Standard New Hospital about 40 minutes drive from Osogbo in Osun State.

Qualified and interested doctors should send their CV and Cover Letter to jarushub@gmail.com with the title: New Hospital Doctor. 

Treat as urgent. 
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by drTOO: 8:17pm On Nov 08, 2019
Good evening my chiefs. I present cephalic.
I'm currently serving but I have primaries in internal medicine already.
Please, I have a question: how feasible is it to enter into residency program (in internal medicine) in UK after passing PLAB;
for someone who wishes to do residency, is it not better to kuku write MRCP?
Thanks as I patiently anticipate your responses.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Amiablekeezy: 10:15pm On Nov 20, 2019
MrBigiman:


Chill for Ebutte-metta. Groove full Lagos. You can't go wrong there.

Thanks
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Thegamingorca(m): 8:30am On Dec 31, 2019
Please how much is needed to be in bank account to be eligible for visit visa for clinical attachments/plab2/osce category to be sure of a smooth visa to the UK and how long will it take to get the visa after application? grin
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Penboy: 6:24pm On Dec 31, 2019
drTOO:
Good evening my chiefs. I present cephalic.
I'm currently serving but I have primaries in internal medicine already.
Please, I have a question: how feasible is it to enter into residency program (in internal medicine) in UK after passing PLAB;
for someone who wishes to do residency, is it not better to kuku write MRCP?
Thanks as I patiently anticipate your responses.

Have you gotten answers yet
?
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by incogni2o: 8:49am On Jan 01
fostermd:
Well,i guess there are challenge everywhere!i work in Dublin but moving to Uk soon cos i completed my training here.Due to recession,salaries have been reduced in Ireland .however due to shortage of doctors in Uk,the pay is good.If u can study for USMLE,the states is very good after the residency.I know its very tough in naija,moreso if u can relocate the exposure is better.
Pls what is the prospect for nurses in Ireland currently
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by TheNewDoctor: 3:51pm On Jan 05
Hello everyone.
I am a medical graduate from Ukraine, and I found this forum some months ago in my final year of medical school.
I've silently been reading a lot of posts in my free time, specifically about foreign graduates. I've read all types of comments all the way from unwarranted praise, indifference, valid criticism, all the way down to downright disrespectful and hateful comments about foreign graduates. Some of the stuff said here almost got to me, especially as I was preparing to write the MDCN exam for the first time.
About a week from the exam date, I got a wave of self doubt, I remembered some of those posts, I even started believing them. But then I talked to my sister, and she helped me set my mind right. I was able to overcome it, and passed the exam on my first attempt.
Now as I'm waiting to be inducted and the subsequent Housejob, I've already started seeing the negative posts about foreign trained house officers. This time though, my mindset is different. Instead of focusing on the negative things people are saying, I've chosen to ignore them altogether and focus on working hard to be the best doctor I can possibly be.
Since I got my exam result, I've taken a one week break, and have been shadowing the doctors at a private hospital. I've observed clinical procedures and surgeries, and they've slowly started letting me do them by myself. Next up will be assisting in a surgery.
I feel like I'm on the right track, but I need to ask for advice from people that'll know more. What should I expect (in detail if possible) from housemanship in Nigeria? Is there something else I should be doing now to be more prepared for when I eventually start the housejob? If you've worked with house officers that were trained outside, what would you say are their major issues? What valid criticism can you offer to help me be better prepared?
Thank you everyone, and happy Sunday!

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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Mofetemi(m): 5:57pm On Jan 07
Sorry to derail this thread. I just need lasting solution to my health issue from docs.
Doc just told me today to go for endoscopy. The top of my head is always hot(mild most times), I have sore throat, heartburn. Doc said I have GERD. Doc said i should use omreprazole and cimetidine, I used them and heartburn subsided but sore throat and upper head hotness remain but sometimes heartburn still occur and I use antacid to suppress. All these started November 2019 and since then till now, my life is miserable. I can not eat anything reasonable. All triggers of heartburn have been avoided yet sore throat, upper head hotness and heartburn(subsides when antacid us used) still occur. Norland gastroinstetinal softgel was suggested by another doctor, all these complaints subsided in the course of using the first bottle, after completion, am having symptoms again. Though planning to buy another Norland gastrointestinal softgel bottle again. I have done H.Pylori test (negative), sugar level (normal), bp (normal). Will this endoscopy be my final Bustop because I have tested alot of money. I am in Ogun state and I learnt Babcock University and Osuth that offer endoscopy. Does anyone know how much endoscopy is?

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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Thegamingorca(m): 6:41pm On Jan 07
Mofetemi:
Sorry to derail this thread. I just need lasting solution to my health issue from docs.
Doc just told me today to go for endoscopy. The top of my head is always hot(mild most times), I have sore throat, heartburn. Doc said I have GERD. Doc said i should use omreprazole and cimetidine, I used them and heartburn subsided but sore throat and upper head hotness remain but sometimes heartburn still occur and I use antacid to suppress. All these started November 2019 and since then till now, my life is miserable. I can not eat anything reasonable. All triggers of heartburn have been avoided yet sore throat, upper head hotness and heartburn(subsides when antacid us used) still occur. Norland gastroinstetinal softgel was suggested by another doctor, all these complaints subsided in the course of using the first bottle, after completion, am having symptoms again. Though planning to buy another Norland gastrointestinal softgel bottle again. I have done H.Pylori test (negative), sugar level (normal), bp (normal). Will this endoscopy be my final Bustop because I have tested alot of money. I am in Ogun state and I learnt Babcock University and Osuth that offer endoscopy. Does anyone know how much endoscopy is?


Upper head hotness good Lord.

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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by jonat98: 11:09pm On Jan 30
Good evening. ..
Are they offering IMGs residency programs now in UK?
Penboy:


Have you gotten answers yet
?
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Penboy: 12:36am On Jan 31
jonat98:
Good evening. .. Are they offering IMGs residency programs now in UK?
Sure.

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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Guc123456: 10:37pm On Feb 17
Hello everyone,

ADVICE NEEDED!!!!

I have been out of clinical practice for 10yrs.. due to school - MPH, MBA and having and raising children.

I have kept my license valid. I am writing PLAB as I want to relocate to the UK.

I want to start practicing again... how do I go about it?
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Namomedia: 9:50am On Feb 18
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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by ontolegit(m): 11:02am On Feb 26
gr8virus:
Anyone interested in materials for the USMLE step1 materials, qoute me
I am pls,
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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Drfinn: 8:47pm On Mar 04
Hello FosterMed,
I guess your practising in the UK now? I am presently practising in Nigeria. I learnt Ireland have shortage of medical doctors. I will appreciate if you could furnish me with some information as regards relocating. In addition I'd appreciate recommendations to other countries your knowledgeable about.
I sent you a PM. Thanks.


fostermd:
Well,i guess there are challenge everywhere!i work in Dublin but moving to Uk soon cos i completed my training here.Due to recession,salaries have been reduced in Ireland .however due to shortage of doctors in Uk,the pay is good.If u can study for USMLE,the states is very good after the residency.I know its very tough in naija,moreso if u can relocate the exposure is better.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by drnoel: 12:53pm On Mar 19
rugged7:
Anybody who has passed PLAB2 and needs a job quickly and work visa into the U.K can contact me sharply...
Check me on twitter ldi Amin@buway7

Doctors in the EU where@thou
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by bukahands(m): 5:07pm On Mar 28
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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Damson22: 11:36pm On Apr 03
Please doctors in the house.
Is there any difference between studying medcine in state university and federal university.
In terms of employment opportunity, superiority at work, job opportunity, scholarship during the program, restriction to a particular hospital e.t.c
Consultant,
House officer,
500l to 600l students in the house, pls shed more light on this, may the Lord bless you all as you contribute to this topic.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by angiography(m): 9:28am On Apr 04
Damson22:
Please doctors in the house.
Is there any difference between studying medcine in state university and federal university.
In terms of employment opportunity, superiority at work, job opportunity, scholarship during the program, restriction to a particular hospital e.t.c
Consultant,
House officer,
500l to 600l students in the house, pls shed more light on this, may the Lord bless you all as you contribute to this topic.

There's no difference whatsoever. It's your license that takes preeminence and it's issued by a single government agency - the NMDCN...

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