UKSFR support

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by Uesrname, Jan 13, 2013.

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  1. Evening all.

    I have been a member of the TA in a medical regiment for a couple years, and in the next couple of years will graduate from medicine and be a doctor, hopefully then specialising in Emergency Medicine. I'm not studying anywhere close to an SFr unit, but I do plan on moving when I graduate.

    There's not a lot of information out there on the web, and it's a little early to contact the unit and ask questions. I'm just curious about a few aspect of working for them as a doctor. Firstly, is there a place for a doctor in the unit? Could I expect a higher tempo of deployments? How would serving in one of these units as a doctor differ to serving in a medical regiment or a field hospital? What additional training would I undertake (their website says I wouldn't go through selection, but perhaps there's some other course or courses I'd complete)?

    Thanks for your help
  2. Cheers Drain Sniffer - One of the guys in my unit has talked about being interested in black serpent. I guess that's the course I'd do then. Sorry, but why would all be reviled?
  3. What? The lad's soon to be a doctor and is already in a TA medical reg. He wants to take a look at doing a support role for UKSFR. Nothing out of the ordinary there as far as I can see. The support staff don't even have to do selection so he's probably got as good a chance as anyone.

    Is it because every time someone mentions SF or SFr so some boring old twat predictably starts rubbing his hands together and starts yelping about walting stabs and so on?

    Bore off.
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  4. Have you actually joined yet?

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  5. Ollieeeeeeeee ?
  6. Cheers EScotia. But this only talks about medics. Are there jobs for doctors in SFR support as well? Do you know if they do Black Serpent too?
  7. Not being funny - but you're two years from even graduating as a doctor, then there's the small matter of having at least two years in post before you've managed to put any of that book learning into any sort of practice that is worthy of the name.

    Maybe then you'd be better placed to ask the question?
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