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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by future_pod, Nov 28, 2012.

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  1. future_pod

    future_pod Member


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    Hi everyone,

    It's my first ever post and I'm so excited to have found this forum. Just exactly what I needed, online communication for future podiatrists. I'm 33 years old and interested in a career change into Podiatry after working over 10 years in the banking industry. I have a Commerce degree and a CPA. It's taken me a while to understand what's right for me and what is not. I don't really see myself working in banking in my 40s and older. I have applied Podiatry at Newcastle and Western Sydney Uni for next year, fingers crossed. In the mean time I would like to see what it is really like to work as a podiatrist in the real world before jumping back into uni which would be the biggest and riskiest decision I have ever made. I'm wondering how do I get the chance to shadow a podiatrist for a few days? Do I phone them up and ask? Do I make an appointment and tell them in person? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Lois_B

    Lois_B Member

    Hi there :D I am applying to unis in the UK and have had trouble finding podiatrists to shadow. I have found that emails and phone calls don't usually do the trick and people give excuses or just ignore any correspondence. Meeting someone in person often gives a better impression on people (go and say 'could I shadow you?', obviously in a better way :) And CV to hand would be ideal so you won't have to go back.) I did manage to get some a-m-a-z-i-n-g shadowing via the arena, however I'm not sure how common that is. Then again, no harm in trying is there?
    Hope this helps a bit :)
     
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