Short question from one of our med students that someone on the list may be
able to answer.
Recently, in Manchester and elsewhere, there are now many "composite" house
jobs that involve 4 months surgery, 4 months medicine and 4 months in a
speciality (e.g. paeds, ortho, EM, cardiology etc). These satisfy house
officer training requirements.
As far as I am aware the rules for doing the FRCS in Edinburgh (the A+E part
2) still state that you need to do a year of medicine and a year of surgery.
However, house jobs do count so most people only need to do a 6 month SHO
post in each. A few (rather too well planned) med students have asked if
these would subsequently count towards the faculty exam. If not they would
need to do 2 SHO posts in medicine and 2 in surgery. This is unlikely to be
They do intend to contact the college but I thought the list may be a bit
(who was more interested in the social life when he picked his house jobs -
but times change!)
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