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Becoming a Surgeon

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Surgeon Coursework Eyram Tetteh Dr Herbert Introduction Becoming a surgeon is not for everyone. The person must have a desire to accomplish big goals, and want to be in school for a long time from 11-19 years. Being a surgeon is probably one of the most stressful jobs a person could have has a profession. Surgeons operate on patients in order to treat injuries, diseases and degenerative conditions. They diagnose patients' problems by talking to them and taking case histories, and by making examinations. When necessary, they operate on patients and monitor their progress after surgery. There are different kinds of surgeons: * General surgery-this is mainly the abdonimal organs example stomach and liver. * Trauma and orthopedic surgery-this deals with injuries such as broken bones. also deals with inherited disorders of bones, joints and soft tissues such as ligaments and muscles. * Urological surgery this specialises in kidneys, bladder urinary and prostate surgery. * Otorhinolaryngology (head, neck and ear, nose and throat surgery) * Oral and maxillofacial (upper jawbone and face) surgery * Plastic surgery- Breast implants, cosmetic improvements e.g. 'Facelift' * Cardiothoracic- (heart and chest) surgery * Neurosurgery- peripheral nervous system and spinal column diseases. * Paediatric surgery- this involves children I gathered this information from the follwing website: https://www.connexionsdirect.com/jobs4u/index.cfm?pid=51&catalogueContentID=411 Salary Earnings of surgeons are among the highest of any occupation. ...read more.


What will happen in the Recovery period? Bruising and swelling can be present for 2-4 weeks dependent upon the quantity of fat that is removed and the patient's own healing rate. Any discomfort or pain can be relieved by painkillers and gentle walking. A supportive elastic will be worn day and night for 3 weeks and after that for a further 3 weeks during the day. Scars will be small and will fade in time, and you will have follow-up visits in the months after surgery to check on your progress. This image shows the process: This information was taken from: http://www.cosmeticsurgeryconsultants.co.uk/Liposuction.html Cardiothoracic surgery Cardiothoracic surgery is a surgical specialty, which involves the diagnosis and management of surgical conditions of the heart, lungs and oesophagus. Part of the specialty is the transplantation of both heart and lungs which is practiced in only eight specialised centres in the United Kingdom. Cardiothoracic surgery is a testing, technical specialty which combines a need for understanding of cardiovascular and respiratory anatomy and physiology, cardiac and thoracic pathology and a need to be technically able. The most common operation performed is coronary artery bypass grafting in cardiac surgery (75%) and the other work in cardiac surgery is largely valve operations. ...read more.


Specialist registrars get between �27,483 and �41,733. Basic consultant salaries can reach �90,838 plus out of hours supplements. Merit awards are given to a small number of surgeons each year, and with a maximum merit award it is possible for an NHS surgical consultant to earn around �159,000. Getting in * Most of the 14,000 surgeons in the UK work in the public sector. * Prospective surgeons must study for a medical degree recognised by the General Medical Council (GMC). Entry can be by A level or equivalent or after a degree. Some medical schools require science A levels, others do not and a pre-med year is available to students who need to undertake science study before embarking on the medical degree. * There are opportunities for graduates to enter a medical degree and to take an accelerated course lasting four years. Non-science graduates may be accepted onto medical courses. They may be asked to sit tests to establish their ability to cope with scientific work. * Admissions tutors also consider the candidate's personal skills and qualities to assess their suitability for the rigours of the course and the demands of a medical career. They look for a responsible attitude, personal integrity and good communication skills. Page 1-Title page Page 2-Inroduction Page 3-Salary Page 4-Health and Safety, tools Page 5- Qualifications Page 6- Liposuction Page 7-9 - Interview with a surgeon List of Reference 1 ...read more.

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