UKSFR support

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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
 
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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?
 
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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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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.
Have you actually joined yet?


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#15
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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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?
Absolutely. It's just curiosity more than anything else.
 
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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?
I believe they do, or something similar. The Doctor on the MERT that brought my son's body back to Bastion was TA so they must do something other than pure medical skills to be selected for this role.
 
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There are a few doctors' posts in these units, but as you can imagine there is great competition for these and they usually go to senior SpRs or consultants. So be prepared to have to work your way up. Your local TA unit should be able to advise on whether you are able to do Black Serpent or not and this would be a good way to find out more about it all.
 
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