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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by famzynet: 1:12am On Aug 15
HumanCalc:
I should not even be here. Lol. I don't have the qualifications yet but I am a highly ambitious guy with plans in place and I have been thinking about UK PLAB route after reading this whole thread from 1 - 62 and several Google searches and I would really like to go there when I finish medical school. But my problem is this:
Based on what bosses here have said and even people quora too, as a Nigerian Doctor going to UK, getting a residency placement is hardddd. Very harrdd and I have come to understand that many won't get it and it will probably be best to have Plan B. I understand with GMC license, I can work and earn decently even as a locum as you guys have said but can one do this for life? What are the positions open to one or options if one doesn't get into residency. Non training Doctors in UK, apart from making money, what have you guys been doing or plan on doing for career furthering? Also, is residency a must to make it in medicine abroad? I want residency but I want to have solid Plan B in case I don't get in as this doesn't depend on me but on UK itself. I would have gone for USMLE but I can't make money without getting matched into residency and I will be sponsoring myself. Just chip in what you think. Sorry this is long. I am still learning to squeeze few points into smaller space.
Getting residency anywhere in the world is not easy including in Nigeria. But people still get residency even in the UK. Apart from residency,there are other career paths like academics or research which are open to doctors as well.

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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by HumanCalc: 9:26am On Aug 15
famzynet:

Getting residency anywhere in the world is not easy including in Nigeria. But people still get residency even in the UK. Apart from residency,there are other career paths like academics or research which are open to doctors as well.
Ooh. Now I understand.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Mark23(m): 12:05pm On Aug 15
HumanCalc:
No vex, like I said, I am usually overly curious. I am just getting ready to enter med school but I am just used to thinking ahead for my goals in life. I asked this to satisfy my curiosity as I always known about UK and plab long before I even decided to write exam for med school. This is just for me to set myself on a path and know what is waiting on ground for me.
Getting residency isn't as hard as you think. Nigerian trained doctors have been doing it for years, so your case shouldn't be different.

I like that you're planning out your future early. A little bit of advice: When you get into med school, try to get your hands on as many scholarships as you can. You can get as many as four awards if you know what you're doing...and that's a lot of money. I'm just telling you this so you can have an easy time in med school while saving up for the PLAB/UKMLA/USMLE exams. I know some people that paid for their exams this way.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Penboy: 12:24pm On Aug 15
HumanCalc:
No vex, like I said, I am usually overly curious. I am just getting ready to enter med school but I am just used to thinking ahead for my goals in life. I asked this to satisfy my curiosity as I always known about UK and plab long before I even decided to write exam for med school. This is just for me to set myself on a path and know what is waiting on ground for me.

Okay bro... Enjoy
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by HumanCalc: 12:55pm On Aug 15
Mark23:

Getting residency isn't as hard as you think. Nigerian trained doctors have been doing it for years, so your case shouldn't be different.

I like that you're planning out your future early. A little bit of advice: When you get into med school, try to get your hands on as many scholarships as you can. You can get as many as four awards if you know what you're doing...and that's a lot of money. I'm just telling you this so you can have an easy time in med school while saving up for the PLAB/UKMLA/USMLE exams. I know some people that paid for their exams this way.
I really appreciate this advice sir. That's exactly what I have planned sir. Get Scholarships and save money. Save money from housejob and nysc too. But most importantly, get in and pass out medical school first..lol. That one na the real wahala. I think with 305 in Jamb and application to Ebonyi State University, that I am one step in already. Just have to wait.

Once again, thank you sir.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Penboy: 3:43pm On Aug 15
HumanCalc:
I really appreciate this advice sir. That's exactly what I have planned sir. Get Scholarships and save money. Save money from housejob and nysc too. But most importantly, get in and pass out medical school first..lol. That one na the real wahala. I think with 305 in Jamb and application to Ebonyi State University, that I am one step in already. Just have to wait.

Once again, thank you sir.

You're from Ebonyi?
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by famzynet: 3:44pm On Aug 15
HumanCalc:
I really appreciate this advice sir. That's exactly what I have planned sir. Get Scholarships and save money. Save money from housejob and nysc too. But most importantly, get in and pass out medical school first..lol. That one na the real wahala. I think with 305 in Jamb and application to Ebonyi State University, that I am one step in already. Just have to wait.

Once again, thank you sir.
That score should definitely get you medicine in Ebonyi State University. Wishing you all best in medical school. I hope to read your success story while you are practicing abroad years from now. I actually like planning ahead just like you and that helped me a lot in life because I already know what to expect before getting there. But I made that mistake of not asking what life was like after university. I was discouraged the few times I tried to ask. That set me back from guys who started planning before they left school. Don't be discouraged by people who tell you that you will cross the bridge when you get there.

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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by HumanCalc: 4:04pm On Aug 15
Penboy:


You're from Ebonyi?
Actually I am not oo. I wouldn't have applied there if my score wasn't good enough because of catchment wahala
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by HumanCalc: 4:04pm On Aug 15
famzynet:

That score should definitely get you medicine in Ebonyi State University. Wishing you all best in medical school. I hope to read your success story while you are practicing abroad years from now. I actually like planning ahead just like you and that helped me a lot in life because I already know what to expect before getting there. But I made that mistake of not asking what life was like after university. I was discouraged the few times I tried to ask. That set me back from guys who started planning before they left school. Don't be discouraged by people who tell you that you will cross the bridge when you get there.
Thanks a lot sir.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by drajjay: 4:44pm On Aug 15
Since the USMLE route is quite long and expensive. Would one be advised to go through plab and then subsequently move to the states. What do you think of this colleagues,How possible is this.?
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by johnnywayne(m): 4:54pm On Aug 15
drajjay:
Since the USMLE route is quite long and expensive. Would one be advised to go through plab and then subsequently move to the states. What do you think of this colleagues,How possible is this.?


Very possible,work in a non-training job for a few years ,raise some funds ,write the exams and then switch ,your UK experience would be valuable too
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by drajjay: 5:11pm On Aug 15
johnnywayne:



Very possible,work in a non-training job for a few years ,raise some funds ,write the exams and then switch ,your UK experience would be valuable too
ok thanks boss.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Obton(m): 10:46pm On Aug 24
HumanCalc:
No vex, like I said, I am usually overly curious. I am just getting ready to enter med school but I am just used to thinking ahead for my goals in life. I asked this to satisfy my curiosity as I always known about UK and plab long before I even decided to write exam for med school. This is just for me to set myself on a path and know what is waiting on ground for me.

Good to see someone who's like me lol. I'm currently in 200 level, but I had already started hanging out on USMLE and PLAB forums and discussing with current test takers while still in secondary school. grin

You're doing the right thing. You'll meet senior colleagues who'll tell you you're faster than your shadow. Don't let them dissuade you from thinking ahead. Just make sure you also use the same energy to also do extensive research on resources and study tools to use in med school. Like Anki for example. You should already have a game plan even before you start wink
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by HumanCalc: 11:12pm On Aug 24
Obton:


Good to see someone who's like me lol. I'm currently in 200 level, but I had already started hanging out on USMLE and PLAB forums and discussing with current test takers while still in secondary school. grin

You're doing the right thing. You'll meet senior colleagues who'll tell you you're faster than your shadow. Don't let them dissuade you from thinking ahead. Just make sure you also use the same energy to also do extensive research on resources and study tools to use in med school. Like Anki for example. You should already have a game plan even before you start wink
Thanks a lot boss. Yeah, I have everything formulated in my head here. I know things might turn a bit different than in my head but I believe it might even be better. This covid 19 is just delaying someone. In fact, I feel trapped right now. Thanks so much for your kind words. They are uplifting. And if you don't mind me asking, which med school are you?
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Obton(m): 1:59am On Aug 25
HumanCalc:
Thanks a lot boss. Yeah, I have everything formulated in my head here. I know things might turn a bit different than in my head but I believe it might even be better. This covid 19 is just delaying someone. In fact, I feel trapped right now. Thanks so much for your kind words. They are uplifting. And if you don't mind me asking, which med school are you?

That's great to know. I'm at Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. State uni also in Edo state. And yeah, things were really going so perfectly until this whole covid issue. But still trying to stay on track to the best of my ability.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by HumanCalc: 8:34am On Aug 25
Obton:


That's great to know. I'm at Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. State uni also in Edo state. And yeah, things were really going so perfectly until this whole covid issue. But still trying to stay on track to the best of my ability.
Wow. Nice one boss. That's the school I chose initially. Had to change from it as they are not admitting into MBBS this year
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Obton(m): 1:48am On Aug 26
HumanCalc:
Wow. Nice one boss. That's the school I chose initially. Had to change from it as they are not admitting into MBBS this year

Yeah, that was due to school's habit of admitting too many students to 100 level. Apparently MDCN gave them the choice to either do that to limit the numerous influx or get sanctioned.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Starkid3010(m): 8:16am On Aug 26
HumanCalc:
No vex, like I said, I am usually overly curious. I am just getting ready to enter med school but I am just used to thinking ahead for my goals in life. I asked this to satisfy my curiosity as I always known about UK and plab long before I even decided to write exam for med school. This is just for me to set myself on a path and know what is waiting on ground for me.
lol boss you are also here
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by HumanCalc: 8:32am On Aug 26
Starkid3010:
lol boss you are also here
Haa. Boss I sleep here.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by HumanCalc: 8:34am On Aug 26
Obton:


Yeah, that was due to school's habit of admitting too many students to 100 level. Apparently MDCN gave them the choice to either do that to limit the numerous influx or get sanctioned.
Ohh. Yeah the school admit too many. It's bad.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Starkid3010(m): 8:59am On Aug 26
HumanCalc:
Haa. Boss I sleep here.
i don message you for whatsapp
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by HumanCalc: 9:25am On Aug 26
Starkid3010:
i don message you for whatsapp
I don't have access to my WhatsApp right now boss but I will reply before today ends. How you doing boss?
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Starkid3010(m): 10:20am On Aug 26
HumanCalc:
I don't have access to my WhatsApp right now boss but I will reply before today ends. How you doing boss?
I have great what about you?
How's your side
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by HumanCalc: 3:08pm On Aug 26
Starkid3010:
I have great what about you?
How's your side
Fine
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by nazoB: 6:01am On Aug 28
Please, I need a USMLE Study partner in Abuja, Enugu could work as well.

Is anyone interested?
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by lowcarb: 10:25am On Aug 28
Good day all.
I am a 400level med student in a private university in Nigeria. I am 39yrs old, married with 3 children and would want to relocate to either UK or US upon graduation.
Pls my questions are-- (1) will age be a barrier considering I'll be 42yrs when I planned coming over?
(2) how do I start preparing for PLAB or USMLE on time to avoid delay?
(3)Which is better PLAB or USMLE considering my age?


BTW I have an MPH already!
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Penboy: 11:14am On Aug 28
lowcarb:
Good day all.
I am a 400level med student in a private university in Nigeria. I am 39yrs old, married with 3 children and would want to relocate to either UK or US upon graduation.
Pls my questions are-- (1) will age be a barrier considering I'll be 42yrs when I planned coming over?
(2) how do I start preparing for PLAB or USMLE on time to avoid delay?
(3)Which is better PLAB or USMLE considering my age?


BTW I have an MPH already!

I'll say PLAB. Competing with the young talent for USMLE might be difficult. Or wait, they plan to make USMLE non score based. Cool

2. Join PLAB groups on Facebook, Telegram and gain massively.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by famzynet: 1:16pm On Aug 28
lowcarb:
Good day all.
I am a 400level med student in a private university in Nigeria. I am 39yrs old, married with 3 children and would want to relocate to either UK or US upon graduation.
Pls my questions are-- (1) will age be a barrier considering I'll be 42yrs when I planned coming over?
(2) how do I start preparing for PLAB or USMLE on time to avoid delay?
(3)Which is better PLAB or USMLE considering my age?


BTW I have an MPH already!

1)Age will not be a barrier
2)Giving your best to your clinical work right now
and by reading not just class notes but textbooks. The things you need to cover in those exams are what you are being taught now.
3) Difficult to say for now because the exams are likely to change by the time you will be writing them. It will no longer be called plab but UKMLE by 2023.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by lowcarb: 2:59pm On Aug 28
1)Age will not be a barrier
2)Giving your best to your clinical work right now
and by reading not just class notes but textbooks. The things you need to cover in those exams are what you are being taught now.
3) Difficult to say for now because the exams are likely to change by the time you will be writing them. It will no longer be called plab but UKMLE by 2023.

thank you
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by lowcarb: 3:00pm On Aug 28
famzynet:


1)Age will not be a barrier
2)Giving your best to your clinical work right now
and by reading not just class notes but textbooks. The things you need to cover in those exams are what you are being taught now.
3) Difficult to say for now because the exams are likely to change by the time you will be writing them. It will no longer be called plab but UKMLE by 2023.
thank you
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by lowcarb: 3:01pm On Aug 28
Penboy:


I'll say PLAB. Competing with the young talent for USMLE might be difficult. Or wait, they plan to make USMLE non score based. Cool

2. Join PLAB groups on Facebook, Telegram and gain massively.
thank you
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by sagna112(m): 9:43am On Aug 29
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