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experience and masters

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by nina89, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. nina89

    nina89 Member

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    Hello all,

    i am currently a third year student at the University of Brighton...i found myself being more interested in biomechanics and therefore i will continue my studies, doing master in biomechanics and in particular podopaediatrics....

    i would like to have an opinion as to were should i have my working experience...NHS? Private? and if its NHS are there specific places i should look for???

    Thanks in advance...
  2. Catfoot

    Catfoot Well-Known Member

    Hello Nina,
    And welcome to the Arena


    personally I don't think it matters where you do your work experience provided you can find someone to mentor you in your particular field of interest.

    There is a chap who posts on this forum called Robert Isaacs who is an NHS specialist pod in Podopaediatrics. If you send him a pm I am sure he can advise you better than I can.

    Good Luck !


  3. blinda

    blinda MVP

    Hi Nina,

    I got a feeling you already know our Robert. Don`t worry, I won`t mention any Youtube links or anything like that ;)

    Personally, I found more podopaediatric work came my way whilst working for the NHS. It`s also the best place to start post grad, IMO.

  4. nina89

    nina89 Member

    Thanks both of you for the replies...

    Indeed i know Robert...I had 4 amazing weeks in Maidstone....i chose to have my placement there and i think it was not just a coincidence that Robert was there..i will apply for job there however i dont think they have spare places there....you never know though...

    Do you have in mind anybody else that specializes in podopaediatrics ?
  5. Griff

    Griff Moderator


    There is a specialist paediatric centre in Kent (just a bit North of Maidstone). Probably* not the most desirable location to live in, but great experience if that's the field you are interested in. Sally Smillie is on the arena and may be worth sending a PM to. She's the lead clinician there at Medway PCT/Child Development Centre.


  6. nina89

    nina89 Member

    Thanks a lot Ian...i will try to contact with her....

    If you hear about anybody else, would you please let me know?

    Thanks for your interest...

  7. footdrcb

    footdrcb Active Member

    Nothing much here down under but welcome anyway FDCB

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