I Would Like To Become A Doctor But Am Concerned That I May Have Left It Too Late

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  1. 512Tea Are

    512Tea Are F1 Rookie

    Apr 22, 2004
    Dear Comrades,

    With the New Year upon us I am thinking that I may have left it a little too late to become a doctor. Has anyone any views on how long it takes to become a doctor?

    Is it easier to specialise right from the beginning. For example, if one were to dedicate oneself to just one part of the anatomy would the training period be shorter? I have examined a few women over the years and am thinking that with this experience already in place that this would assist in reducing the time likely to be taken in becoming a fully fledged gynaecologist.

    Please help.

    'Happy New Year Wishes From England'

    With warm regards,

    512 Tea Are
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  3. simpleton7890

    simpleton7890 Karting

    Apr 10, 2006
    lol..good luck mate
  4. bert308

    bert308 Formula 3
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    Nov 30, 2002
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    Bert Kanters
    I have heared of a gynaecologist who could adjust the valves of his Ferrari through the exhaust pipes.
  5. Remy Zero

    Remy Zero Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 26, 2005
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    Whats the similarity between a gynecologist and a pizza delivery boy?

    they both can smell it, but they can't eat it :D :D

    happy new year guys!
  6. RufMD

    RufMD F1 Rookie

    Jan 31, 2004
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    Graham, go for it !

    In England, your looking at 5 years of medical school (trusting that your A levels from circa 1914 are accepted), and a further 3-5 years as a resident before you are accepted as a full fledged Consultant.

    In the US, you are looking at 4 yrs of University, followed by 4 years of medical school, followed by 3-7 yrs of residency before you can practice.

    My only concern is that by the time you complete your training you will be ready to retire old boy !

    I recommend it wholeheartedly though, the career satisfaction is worth it....I hear its almost as good as used car sales :)
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  8. 2NA

    2NA F1 World Champ
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    Dec 29, 2006
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    Tim Keseluk
    I know a couple of Gynecologists.

    My impression from this is that some things are best left to the imagination.
  9. nthfinity

    nthfinity F1 Veteran

    Mar 21, 2005
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    Isaac not Issac
    there are many forms of becoming a doctor... not just the MD route... I know many people who have received their PHD @ 50, and 60 yrs old+ (albeit, some of the older gentleman already had 2, and 3 PHD's when they received an additional one... and compared to MD's, if you are brilliant, and have a lot of time; you can get a PHD fairly quickly....


    good luck, Graham ;)
  10. Prancing 12

    Prancing 12 Formula 3
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    May 11, 2004
    The long way home
    I don't understand the desire to be a gynecologist... kinda like a Ferrari:

    It's fun to drive, but I don't EVER want to deal with any of the problems associated with maintenance!
  11. Artherd

    Artherd F1 Veteran

    Jun 19, 2002
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    Ben Cannon
    Now, if it's a medical doctor you want to become, the road is long and tedious. However, if you want Dr. before your name, it takes all of 3 seconds to type it, and a few minutes of self-promotion on the web...just ask dretceterini, our "distinguished Cambridge alum" with ahem "multiple PhDs" and ahem "a glorious past that includes teaching Stephen Hawking a few things". Ahem.
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  13. zoRob

    zoRob Formula 3

    Oct 31, 2006
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    Thankyou for that. You have just had me and all my colleagues in stitches :)
  14. TexasF355F1

    TexasF355F1 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Feb 2, 2004
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    My friends brother-in-law and sister are both gyno's. I've only heard a few stories, but damn it's hilarious and disgusting at the same time.

    Not sure I'd be wanting to have sex, let alone look at my wifes vage after working all day.
  15. texasmr2

    texasmr2 F1 World Champ

    Oct 22, 2007
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    I'm a 'freelance' gynecologist, I saw no need for school or all the cost involved for the degree to do what I have been doing for 30+yr's and I work for free !
  16. alanhenson

    alanhenson Formula 3

    Dec 2, 2003
    Man I would never be a Gyno. Yuck. Proctologist is the only thing worse.

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