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    Hmm

    How long do certain jobs spend at uni.

    A doctor's basic degree is 6 years. But they can't practice until they've done a residency at a teaching hospital - and if there are 100 passes from the 6 year course - there might be 80 places in the teaching hospital - so even if you pass your degree - you're not guaranteed phase two. Same sort of problem for Nurses graduating and to some extent - engineers and architects are also required to do practical work experience to complete their qualifications.

    But then to become a GP - there are more years. There didn't used to be but now there is. So it ends up being close to 12 years to qualify to go into medical practice... and what ever speciality you choose - it's years and years on top of the initial 6 years.

    I saw people leave computer science exams in tears too... and that is a shorter course. If you don't do the study or understand the material and do practice exams and your mother died yesterday - you haven't got much hope of completing the exam comfortably.

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    Yeah I think a medical degree is probably one of the toughest there is. A young friend of mine has been doing her medical degree and just finished the 6 year part. Seems most of her time in the last year or so has been spent in regional westen australia learning at country practices both general and specialist. Many months away from home and trying to find accomodation for her and her dogs. Lots of flying in and out of country towns with specialists etc. and that is only the start of it. You would have to be pretty dedicated I reckon to go the distance. Lots of late nights and early starts and very long shifts. She doesnt get much time to fit her dog training and trialing in that is for sure. Definitely would not be for me!

    My degree was 4 years and that was enough. I was well and truly over it and ready to find a job at the end of it, although starting the job is often where a lot of the learning begins which is why I guess the med students have to do that before they are cut loose un supervised on the general public

    Vet science however is also a pretty tough degree and same there if you want to become a specialist there are plenty more years and hoops to jump through.

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    Pft good vets are SO hard to find. I am lucky to have a well priced, upfront and honest vet the next suburb over. He's awesome and full of advice.

    Compare that to Greencross vets in my own suburb who charged me $1,500 for a dying dog they knew had progressed far into the last stages of a paralysis tick bite. Kept her overnight on a saline drip, on and off for a few days while she was unconscious, ended up putting her down. That was bout 8 years ago now. Similar experience with friends and sister's pets price-wise, so won't be going back to GC. Indie vets are the way to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    The length of the course bares no resemblance to the difficulty of the course IMO. And no matter what degree you're doing I agree with what I think you're saying, if you leave an exam crying it's because either you're stupid or you didn't do enough work in the lead up, which probably means you're stupid anyway - leaving home the morning of a second year engineering exam one of our very young sheep dog pups followed one of our older dogs out to have a bark at my car as I left, unfortunately I didn't see the pup and it went under the rear wheel of my car .... after running back inside to get Dad to deal with it I then left to go and do my exam, in not such a great mental state - pretty sure I got an HD in that exam. Someone or something dying doesn't change whether or not you know your stuff.
    I think if your mother died the day before the exam they would allow you to sit at a later date. A friend of mine's young child came down with a life threatening illness the day before her final exams and they allowed her to sit the exams later on.. I doubt you would be in any state to sit exams in such a situation. The length of the course is probably determined by the amount of work that needs to be covered in a course. I did third year biochemistry with the med students and they were just getting started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Striker View Post
    Pft good vets are SO hard to find. I am lucky to have a well priced, upfront and honest vet the next suburb over. He's awesome and full of advice.

    Compare that to Greencross vets in my own suburb who charged me $1,500 for a dying dog they knew had progressed far into the last stages of a paralysis tick bite. Kept her overnight on a saline drip, on and off for a few days while she was unconscious, ended up putting her down. That was bout 8 years ago now. Similar experience with friends and sister's pets price-wise, so won't be going back to GC. Indie vets are the way to go!
    Yes my local vet is great, charged me $50 for an overnight stay on a saline drip. She has her own practice with low rental and tries to keep her costs down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    This is typically known as a supplementary exam and the best you can get is a supplementary pass. It gets you through, but it ain't gonna get you the best job offers going.
    Yeah I remember you were allowed to take supplementry exams if you were just under the cutoff for a pass. However this was a bit different my friend went on to get a very good degree as she was an A grade student all the way through her degree, and the board of examiners have a certain amount of discretion in exceptional circumstances.

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    I think I sat Sups every year and passed every year...

    Except physics. I could not wrap my head around the way light works in terms of bending time. I think I understand it better now.

    I was really good at energy to matter calcs - but not the can't go faster than light so time gets squashed concepts...

    Sorry - why are we talking about exams...

    I thought everyone could think the same way I do - ie to get them to understand computers - was just a matter of being a better explainer... but I was wrong.

    And there are things I don't get like why a debater who makes a better emotional argument will always beat one who makes a better presentation of facts.

    I met another poor vet today... working in the practice of the comfortably wealthy vet... Frosty is pleased to see wealthy vet but she was terrified of the small female new vet... don't know why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Sorry - why are we talking about exams...
    The stuff of nightmares!

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