Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:25 am #1663021
PeteSpencer wrote:Lindsayp wrote:I saw that in Waterstones recently and was tempted. Might now get it next time I'm there.
Mind you, saying that junior doctors are getting older, I notice on the sort of A&E reality shows that my wife, bless her, watches, that many consultants seem to be still wearing shorts, ie are very young. I prefer consultants to have white hair and look grizzled from an NHS career or plump on high earnings from private, so is the "reality tv" showing an unreal view?
All hospital doctors in training below the grade of Consultant are known as 'junior doctors'.
Way back when, a junior doctor for the more competitive specialities could expect to be between 38 and 40+ before becoming a Consultant. I was 38 having qualified lateish (due to the requirements of Camb Univ) at age 25.
It took, typically 30,000 hours to train, for example a General Surgeon. Consultants in some specialities were often appointed earlier (anaesthetics, psychiatry), aged 32-4.
Now the training is accomplished in 8,000 hours.
Draw your own conclusions.
I find that quite scary.