Originally Posted by moosepod
I'm interested in persuing a career in podiatric surgery, however am wondering if it is worth it.
From what I have been told so far the number of people completing the surgical masters far outweighs the number of people who manage to advance on to further stages of the training (i.e. finding pupilage).....this then makes it a very expensive option as the Masters programme is not cheap.
Fair point, but at least you get a masters and the knowledge gained therein, so it's not time or money wasted really. The best thing to do would be to contact your local surgery unit and go and spend some time shadowing and talking to the podiatric surgeons to get a feel for the job and what you have to go through to get there. It's not for everyone, but at least you'll have a better idea when you see for yourself.