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A Strange Circumstance?

#1 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:21 pm

I've always thought it very strange that whilst the medical profession here has to train for so long and so hard and so many fall by the wayside. Why then can doctors come here from practically any country and start up a practice or find a position in a hospital?

It seems that we are paying the penalty now, surely it is time for more stringent checks and tests on those who say they are doctors.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/d...-trained-abroad


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RE: a strange circumstance?

#2 by astoness , Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:25 pm

Quote: phil wrote in post #1
I've always thought it very strange that whilst the medical profession here has to train for so long and so hard and so many fall by the wayside. Why then can doctors come hear from practicaly any country and start up a practice or find a position in a hospital?

It seems that we are paying the penalty now, surely it is time for more stringent checks and tests on those who say they are doctors.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/d...-trained-abroad





totally agree phil...

 
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RE: a strange circumstance?

#3 by mikejee , Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:00 pm

I don't know about now, but i worked with a Pakistani scientist in the 1970s, who told me that it was very common in Pakistan then for people to offer bribes to pass degree examinations, even, sometomes, openly going up to the examiner in public and handing over money. This may not be true now, but qouls explain the cause of the matter here under discussion

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RE: a strange circumstance?

#4 by astoness , Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:39 pm

Quote: mikejee wrote in post #3
I don't know about now, but i worked with a Pakistani scientist in the 1970s, who told me that it was very common in Pakistan then for people to offer bribes to pass degree examinations, even, sometomes, openly going up to the examiner in public and handing over money. This may not be true now, but qouls explain the cause of the matter here under discussion



yes mike ive heard this as well..

 
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RE: a strange circumstance?

#5 by Sheldonboy , Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:19 pm

Quote: astoness wrote in post #2
Quote: phil wrote in post #1
I've always thought it very strange that whilst the medical profession here has to train for so long and so hard and so many fall by the wayside. Why then can doctors come hear from practicaly any country and start up a practice or find a position in a hospital?

It seems that we are paying the penalty now, surely it is time for more stringent checks and tests on those who say they are doctors.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/d...-trained-abroad





totally agree phil...

Phil my late well educated Brother in law had a very simple saying, "Money is Power", now aint that the truth in many many situations.


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RE: a strange circumstance?

#6 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:51 pm

I just re-read my quote, I am definitely going potty. How can I spell here correctly and then spell it hear in the next sentence. The brain really is pickling

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RE: a strange circumstance?

#7 by Sheldonboy , Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:59 pm

Hear Here


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RE: a strange circumstance?

#8 by astoness , Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:16 pm

I'm saying nowt phil..[Try Again]


 
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RE: a strange circumstance?

#9 by Sheldonboy , Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:25 pm

Quote: astoness wrote in post #8
I'm saying nowt phil..[Try Again]

That'll be the day


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RE: a strange circumstance?

#10 by astoness , Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:39 pm

Well I cant help it that I like to talk..[Hammers]


 
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RE: a strange circumstance?

#11 by mollymandysb , Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:17 pm

The question of bribes is so true, my son's friend went to med school in London, he s now a doctor in Aberdeen, but a few of the saudi students who seemed to fail but then passed because daddy gave the uni a large bursary. so this is still going on.


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RE: a strange circumstance?

#12 by tca , Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:30 pm

A similar scheme works in parts of the airline industry training


 
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