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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by sarah39, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. sarah39

    sarah39 Member


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    Hi im sarah, im hoping to get onto this years podiatry degree. Does anyone know where i can get some experience as im finding this difficult. I live in manchester.
    thanks
     
  2. clod

    clod Active Member

    Hi Sarah,
    Are you hoping to go to Salford Uni? I graduated last year from Salford, but prior to that did the Health access course at a south manchester college. During this course we were advised to get some work experience in our chosen career path. I went to the local NHS podiatry clinic and spoke to a lovely pod there, explained that i was hoping to go to Uni etc and she arranged for me to sit in on some routine clinics, shadow a pod at the local hospital and also spend some time at a biomechanics lab (also tried to arrange some nail surgery but it clashed with my timetable).
    It was an invaluable experience and also helped at the uni interview! In my final year i was posted back at the orthotics lab for some of my placement which was fantastic to see everyone again and actually know where the metatarsals are!!
    So I would suggest contacting your local clinic and see where it takes you! Good Luck!
     
  3. sarah39

    sarah39 Member

    Hi Clod, yes im trying to get into salford uni. Im going to call trafford general now, thank you for replying.

    sarah39
     
  4. clod

    clod Active Member

    Hi Sarah,
    Any luck? How did you get on with trafford general? Did they arrange some shadowing for you?
     
  5. sarah39

    sarah39 Member

    no they sent me to pod hq in hale and i have already contacted them and the lady said she could arrange a day but thats not going to be enough really.

    sarah39
     
  6. sarah39

    sarah39 Member

    Hi Clod, do you know what a new podiatrist can expect wages wise? I think someone was trying to put me off but i said its better than being on the dole. ha ha


    sarah39
     
  7. fishpod

    fishpod Well-Known Member

    see nhs band 5, £21176 if private no wages for quite some time
     
  8. clod

    clod Active Member

    Hi Sarah,
    Yes starting wage is band 5 as fishpod says. I've started private (coming up six months) and just starting to turn a profit so takes a while as outgoings quite high to begin with but you do have the added bonus of being your own boss!
    I could pm you the NHS clinics that arranged my shadowing and you could try contacting them if that helps. They were very accommodating.
     
  9. sarah39

    sarah39 Member

    Hi Clod that would be a great help and good luck with being your own boss. I was self employed for five years with a costume jewellery business that just drove me mad in the end, damn recession and people not paying there bills. I as clearly in the wrong business.

    sarah39
     
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