Does SPAG still exist? I knew an RN MO who jumped as part of that group.
I imagine a level 7 or 8 trained PHEM Consultant (or Registrar) can do a fair amount more than a BATLS MA. Indeed, a GDMO can do a fair amount more than a BATLS trained LMA - I know because my GDMO did exactly that.I disagree unless you are talking about MERT which is owned and run by the RAF. There is nothing that an MO would do in the first 24hrs of trauma that a BATLS trained MA (which the GDMO has to complete also prior to any operational billet) cannot do WRT life saving, the treatment doctrine is the same. It would make no difference.
Regardless, the statistics of initial treatment for point of wounding for those BATLS trained (GDMO or MA) there is no difference in the morbidity/survival rates (will try to find the evidence and may have to screen shot) on whether it is an MA or GDMO both treat the same. GDMO's are not fully qualified Doctors and are by no means trauma specialists any more than an MA (they have more experience in a controlled environment having done shifts at ED as part of their training and will obviously far more extensive medical knowledge, but then again it was the paramedics that dealt with the casualties at the scene as have the MA/CMT/Team Medic).I imagine a level 7 or 8 trained PHEM Consultant (or Registrar) can do a fair amount more than a BATLS MA. Indeed, a GDMO can do a fair amount more than a BATLS trained LMA - I know because my GDMO did exactly that.
That's not being disrespectful to our MAs - ours had done several HERRICKs with Bde - but they are not substitutes for MOs.
Just so you are clear: Military parachuting is not sexy like skydiving. You can go be a military Doc and then go skydiving in your own time - if you are lucky it will be subsidised. I know a few paras who hate jumping with rucksacks and the associated military kit avoiding it like a dose if at all possible, yet they will go skydiving.Hello,
so after talking to recruiters about my particular situation, they convinced me that I should apply as a medical officer rather than normal officer or enlisted. However, I would love to go on the jumps course/get posted with 16medical regiment. Does anyone know the chances of me getting to do PCoy as a medical officer or like my choices about where I can be posted and best chance of getting deployed to a field hospital etc? dont really know much about the reality of a career as a medical officer.
Thanks in advance guys
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