........................ I'm 28 yrs old,just cleared my plab,have done a postgraduation in ophthal from india and am hoping for a carrer here in Ophthal.I'm taking up part 1 MRCOphthal in Oct.I did FRCS Glasgow part 1 last year from india-but now i guess it is of no use.Can you kindly advise me regarding how to to go about getting an sho post.I am in West midlands.

- MKC July 20, 2004 at 01:31:19

To get your first foot on a long ladder I would arrange a clinical attachment. In the West Midlands your best bets would be at BMEC, or wolverhampton. Dont just observe, get stuck into the life of the unit, Clinical attachments can easily develop into Locums then substantive jobs, but it helps to be lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. Many fall by the wayside.

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