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Hello, Pod from The University of Western Australia!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Kessen, Aug 19, 2008.

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  1. Kessen

    Kessen Member


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    Hi Everyone,

    Was reading through some of the threads in the forum and decided to join after the sheer amount of information available in this forum. I will most definitely need the help for some uni work but I'll also be happy to add my 2cents worth whenever I can =)

    So a quick rundown of myself, I'm from Western Australia and I'm one of the students of the first group to graduate from this newly established Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Undergraduate) course at UWA. I'm 20 and I've been studying for three years now. The course is four years with lots of clinical placements and a large medical emphasis - sharing many first and second year units with the meds. We also share a common course framework with the Dentistry students at our uni, sharing many units throughout the course.

    Anyway, sorry for the rather lengthy introduction.

    Once again...HELLO!

    Regards

    Sherm
     
  2. Asher

    Asher Well-Known Member

    Hi Sherm,

    You'll love this site, I wish it was available when I was studying. Good luck with the last year and a bit.

    All the best.

    Rebecca
     
  3. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    Hi Sherm,

    :welcome: to Podiatry Arena & thank you for introducing yourself :D

    I agree with Rebecca. I too wish the Arena was available when I was at college. It is indeed a great resource.

    We hope you enjoy & participate in some of the debates/discussions.

    Regards,

    Mandy Brooks :drinks
     
  4. Kessen

    Kessen Member

    Hey Mandy and Rebecca,

    Thanks for the welcome. Yeah I thought I'd take advantage of such a great resource since its here.

    See you all around the forums

    Sherman
     
  5. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    :welcome: there is hope for us all after all.
    Just imagine if the meds knew of the role of podiatry back 30 years ago!
    What a fantastic bonus to be able to work with them.
    Enjoy and thanks for leading the way of the future:D

    Cheers
     
  6. Asher

    Asher Well-Known Member

    I agree hj.

    I have a retired GP who lives in Perth but holidays down here frequently with his family. He sees me everytime he visits. He says he never realised what Podiatists could do and the relief they can provide - he wishes he knew this while he was practicing, for the good of his patients.

    Rebecca
     
  7. laurenswaha11

    laurenswaha11 Member

    Hello Sherm and welcome to the forum...I look forward to chatting with you!
     
  8. Kessen

    Kessen Member

    yeah i've heard the talk about "if only the meds knew 30 years ago" haha its so true...since our course is quite new and spends the first two years with a certain amount of integration with the medicos they sorta have an awareness of us...still though you get the odd know it all who think ur still s*!t kicker of the health system
     
  9. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    My first year was also the first year the course was run. :empathy:
    We had subjects with physio's. We were frequently put down by those same types you will come across. I distinctly remember a small group of us pods sitting down in a lecture and the physios around us exclaiming something stinks around here, on mass they all got up and shifted leaving us isolated in the middle of the lecture.
    It was ongoing for awhile but acceptance did eventually arrive.
    So don't stress over the childish behaviour of a few.

    Cheers
     
  10. Kessen

    Kessen Member

    damnnn that is really immature...thought they were all meant to be at uni lol...luckily they weren't like that aye...just a few retarded sentiments by a small number...things were like "1 med student is worth like 10 podiatry students" hahaha i was just like -roll eyes-
     
  11. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    Hi again Sherm,

    To many, Podiatry/Chiropody & the actual knowledge required to be a good practitioner is still a mystery to many (not just medics either :bash: ).

    However, a great way forward is as your Australian Universities are doing by combining certain lectures with the two groups.

    The only way to educate other professions about our profession is to communicate. Hopefully then progress will be made & the 'toe nail' clipping badge will finally be replaced with one declaring 'Specialist in anomolies of the lower limb'.

    All the very best with your studies Sherm.

    Heres to the future :drinks
     
  12. ja99

    ja99 Active Member

    Hi Sherm,
    I studied at Curtin in W.A, with guys like Alan Bryant, Laurie and the unforgettable Pod Arena stalwart Toeslayer (Cameron K) etc. An excellent degree that has served me very well. I am jealous to the extent that UWA has a higher cachet than Curtin.

    Just wondering, do they drag in Mario (Horta), Nick (Marino) or Lee (Gray) for lectures ?
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2008
  13. Kessen

    Kessen Member


    thanks a lot =) definitely to the future :drinks I look forward to it =)


    "Hi Sherm,
    I studied at Curtin in W.A, with guys like Alan Bryant, Laurie and the unforgettable Pod Arena stalwart Toeslayer (Cameron K) etc. An excellent degree that has served me very well. I am jealous to the extent that UWA has a higher cachet than Curtin.

    Just wondering, do they drag in Mario (Horta), Nick (Marino) or Lee (Gray) for lectures ? "

    Hey Julian, yeah they are GREAT lecturers they're so cool lol we don't have Cameron though, and unfortunately mario, nick or lee don't lecture us...wel at least not yet hahaha we have however had the opportunity for placement at Nick's private practice (Centrepod) on Mondays which was insightful...he's very good at surgery.
     
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