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Hi everyone, I am a recently qualified pod here in the UK and have just started the Theory of Podiatric Surgery Msc, I know some people may say its a little early to do and a big jump but I really want to be a surgeon.
So do any of you more experienced Pods/Surgeons out there have any tips or pointers for a "surgical newbie" on how to deal with the workload etc or what got you through your training?
I'm in the second yr of the pod surg MSc in Glasgow/Edinburgh, i graduated approx 2 years ago. Yes its a big jump, but one well worth it if your up for the challenge. Make sure you have a sound basic knowledge in general podiatry before you delve to far. I now work in a surgical unit, but if your in general pod (as many are) don't despair as it gives you time to concentrate on your studies + develop your core knowledge, try and get your trust to release you for half a day here and there to observe theatre lists. don't be in a rush to complete your passport, i have not yet applied and won't be until i have finished the second year, as first impressions are everything and yes you do get another chance, but do you what you can to be prepared first time.