Doctor, doctor! Aspiring medics head to Thailand for work experience

MOST young people do not look much further than their hometown when it comes to gaining work placements in their chosen career.

But these two aspiring medics are spending part of their summer break in Thailand to gain the valuable experience they need to pursue their ambitions to become doctors.

Seventeen-year-olds Katie Nightingale and Sarah Richards are self-funding the trip and are holding a fundraiser tonight towards the £2,500 needed per person to spend two weeks in the country, which is more popular with backpackers and holidaymakers than those seeking to further their aspirations.

Sarah, who lives in Heaton, said: “We have done work experience here but because of health and safety we didn’t get as much out of it as we wanted.

“We had heard of students going abroad and did a search on the internet, and decided on Thailand, where we will have a chance to do more.

“Medicine is so competitive. It will be good experience and something that we can talk about at university.”

Katie, who lives in Swinton, said: “We are both aspiring doctors.

“We are searching for a new challenge and medical experience, and we hope Thailand will teach us both a lot about the world of medicine.

“We will spend two weeks there, working in different departments and observing medical procedures.”

The two Bolton School students will fly out in August for two weeks through an organisation which helps students gain placements abroad.

Katie added: “We have both wanted to be doctors for a long time. We both volunteer and this is another way of helping people. It will be really interesting.”

The fundraising event will take place in the Holiday Inn Bolton and the two girls, thanks to support from family, friends and businesses have managed to secure prizes including a signed Wayne Rooney shirt, gym passes, Champagne, overnight stays in hotels and much more.

There will also be disco and DJ.

The event starts at 7pm and tickets are £8 and available on the door.

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10:26am Sat 1 Mar 14

thomas222 says...

£2500 each for a two week stay in a third world country is totally over the top. This is a way to get some mugs pay for your summer jollies. Bang out of order using the guise of angels to extract peoples money.
£2500 each for a two week stay in a third world country is totally over the top. This is a way to get some mugs pay for your summer jollies. Bang out of order using the guise of angels to extract peoples money. thomas222
  • Score: 10

8:06pm Sat 1 Mar 14

BWFC71 says...

In what way is Thailand a 3rd world country?

Have you ever been?

Do you know the country, even from reading?

But I bet you didn't know that the medical profession is highly regarded in Thailand and they pay more than here - so it cannot be that much of a 3rd world country!!!!
Even teachers are more highly regarded and pay far higher than here for teachers, especially those that teach English and Mandarin - the 2 major business languages of the world!
In what way is Thailand a 3rd world country? Have you ever been? Do you know the country, even from reading? But I bet you didn't know that the medical profession is highly regarded in Thailand and they pay more than here - so it cannot be that much of a 3rd world country!!!! Even teachers are more highly regarded and pay far higher than here for teachers, especially those that teach English and Mandarin - the 2 major business languages of the world! BWFC71
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9:09pm Sat 1 Mar 14

thomas222 says...

BWFC71 wrote:
In what way is Thailand a 3rd world country? Have you ever been? Do you know the country, even from reading? But I bet you didn't know that the medical profession is highly regarded in Thailand and they pay more than here - so it cannot be that much of a 3rd world country!!!! Even teachers are more highly regarded and pay far higher than here for teachers, especially those that teach English and Mandarin - the 2 major business languages of the world!
I lived there for two yrs as it happens & that money is taking Micky.. It is third world and the perfect treatment you talk about are in private hospitals only. Wonder if the girls are coming out of their 6 star hotels to work with the locals where they get treated.. ...... any clown can be a language teacher over there if you pay for the short course......
[quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: In what way is Thailand a 3rd world country? Have you ever been? Do you know the country, even from reading? But I bet you didn't know that the medical profession is highly regarded in Thailand and they pay more than here - so it cannot be that much of a 3rd world country!!!! Even teachers are more highly regarded and pay far higher than here for teachers, especially those that teach English and Mandarin - the 2 major business languages of the world![/p][/quote]I lived there for two yrs as it happens & that money is taking Micky.. It is third world and the perfect treatment you talk about are in private hospitals only. Wonder if the girls are coming out of their 6 star hotels to work with the locals where they get treated.. ...... any clown can be a language teacher over there if you pay for the short course...... thomas222
  • Score: 4

10:24pm Sat 1 Mar 14

BWFC71 says...

Funnily enough I have been there for a few vacations, and I actually know people who have property or land out there.

They have the highest regard for the people, and more importantly, thy are selfless and not as arrogant or as ignorant as your good-self!

As for Thailand itself :- Thailand is presently a newly industrialized country and a major exporter. Tourism also contributes significantly to the Thai economy - So the UN and The World Bank are also wrong in their choice of words to describe Thailand?
Funnily enough I have been there for a few vacations, and I actually know people who have property or land out there. They have the highest regard for the people, and more importantly, thy are selfless and not as arrogant or as ignorant as your good-self! As for Thailand itself :- Thailand is presently a newly industrialized country and a major exporter. Tourism also contributes significantly to the Thai economy - So the UN and The World Bank are also wrong in their choice of words to describe Thailand? BWFC71
  • Score: -1

9:21am Sun 2 Mar 14

thomas222 says...

BWFC71 wrote:
Funnily enough I have been there for a few vacations, and I actually know people who have property or land out there. They have the highest regard for the people, and more importantly, thy are selfless and not as arrogant or as ignorant as your good-self! As for Thailand itself :- Thailand is presently a newly industrialized country and a major exporter. Tourism also contributes significantly to the Thai economy - So the UN and The World Bank are also wrong in their choice of words to describe Thailand?
Did i mention they were bad people ?.... Every ones wrong except you it seems. My comments were about these two girls charging fortunes to go on holiday for two weeks..... flight costs £1200 & very very nice hotel is about £ 1400 & foods for nothing as you will know so thats some spending money left for the beach moon party,s. Thats 2 5.k left where does that go?. Please stop making issues into racist ones its getting boring.
[quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: Funnily enough I have been there for a few vacations, and I actually know people who have property or land out there. They have the highest regard for the people, and more importantly, thy are selfless and not as arrogant or as ignorant as your good-self! As for Thailand itself :- Thailand is presently a newly industrialized country and a major exporter. Tourism also contributes significantly to the Thai economy - So the UN and The World Bank are also wrong in their choice of words to describe Thailand?[/p][/quote]Did i mention they were bad people ?.... Every ones wrong except you it seems. My comments were about these two girls charging fortunes to go on holiday for two weeks..... flight costs £1200 & very very nice hotel is about £ 1400 & foods for nothing as you will know so thats some spending money left for the beach moon party,s. Thats 2 5.k left where does that go?. Please stop making issues into racist ones its getting boring. thomas222
  • Score: 2

10:24am Sun 2 Mar 14

BWFC71 says...

thomas222 wrote:
£2500 each for a two week stay in a third world country is totally over the top. This is a way to get some mugs pay for your summer jollies. Bang out of order using the guise of angels to extract peoples money.
Me making it a racist issue???? - you'd better re-read your first post and then read my comments and you will see I did not make the initial issue of Thailand being a 3rd world country (which in anyones book is NOT a racial issue) - All I did was defend the country and show that it is not a 3rd World Country - as YOU stated!

So instead of trying to put lying words into my mouth which can be easily disproven by your earlier comments (as I have just shown) - try being honest with yourself and more importantly if you make a comment make sure it is factually correct!!! Or is this the UKIP way of winning over the electorate?
[quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: £2500 each for a two week stay in a third world country is totally over the top. This is a way to get some mugs pay for your summer jollies. Bang out of order using the guise of angels to extract peoples money.[/p][/quote]Me making it a racist issue???? - you'd better re-read your first post and then read my comments and you will see I did not make the initial issue of Thailand being a 3rd world country (which in anyones book is NOT a racial issue) - All I did was defend the country and show that it is not a 3rd World Country - as YOU stated! So instead of trying to put lying words into my mouth which can be easily disproven by your earlier comments (as I have just shown) - try being honest with yourself and more importantly if you make a comment make sure it is factually correct!!! Or is this the UKIP way of winning over the electorate? BWFC71
  • Score: -1

6:03pm Sun 2 Mar 14

thomas222 says...

BWFC71 wrote:
thomas222 wrote: £2500 each for a two week stay in a third world country is totally over the top. This is a way to get some mugs pay for your summer jollies. Bang out of order using the guise of angels to extract peoples money.
Me making it a racist issue???? - you'd better re-read your first post and then read my comments and you will see I did not make the initial issue of Thailand being a 3rd world country (which in anyones book is NOT a racial issue) - All I did was defend the country and show that it is not a 3rd World Country - as YOU stated! So instead of trying to put lying words into my mouth which can be easily disproven by your earlier comments (as I have just shown) - try being honest with yourself and more importantly if you make a comment make sure it is factually correct!!! Or is this the UKIP way of winning over the electorate?
You tried to turn the conversation around to me calling another Country & its people & you presuming as usual i had something against another Country. There is a massive difference living & working somewhere with the local people as i have done unlike you who have been a tourist & only see the bright lights. Sorry but this time your so wrong. Is a country who has sex for sale by very poor girls & women because they cant afford to live any other way is developed a developed country is it. How much have you donated to these girls holiday on the beach so far ? . There you go again with UKIP. Your obsessed my friend.. The Farang currency props up the country in many ways... sex dollars,pounds etc......
[quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: £2500 each for a two week stay in a third world country is totally over the top. This is a way to get some mugs pay for your summer jollies. Bang out of order using the guise of angels to extract peoples money.[/p][/quote]Me making it a racist issue???? - you'd better re-read your first post and then read my comments and you will see I did not make the initial issue of Thailand being a 3rd world country (which in anyones book is NOT a racial issue) - All I did was defend the country and show that it is not a 3rd World Country - as YOU stated! So instead of trying to put lying words into my mouth which can be easily disproven by your earlier comments (as I have just shown) - try being honest with yourself and more importantly if you make a comment make sure it is factually correct!!! Or is this the UKIP way of winning over the electorate?[/p][/quote]You tried to turn the conversation around to me calling another Country & its people & you presuming as usual i had something against another Country. There is a massive difference living & working somewhere with the local people as i have done unlike you who have been a tourist & only see the bright lights. Sorry but this time your so wrong. Is a country who has sex for sale by very poor girls & women because they cant afford to live any other way is developed a developed country is it. How much have you donated to these girls holiday on the beach so far ? . There you go again with UKIP. Your obsessed my friend.. The Farang currency props up the country in many ways... sex dollars,pounds etc...... thomas222
  • Score: 0

4:51pm Mon 3 Mar 14

thomas222 says...

thomas222 wrote:
BWFC71 wrote:
thomas222 wrote: £2500 each for a two week stay in a third world country is totally over the top. This is a way to get some mugs pay for your summer jollies. Bang out of order using the guise of angels to extract peoples money.
Me making it a racist issue???? - you'd better re-read your first post and then read my comments and you will see I did not make the initial issue of Thailand being a 3rd world country (which in anyones book is NOT a racial issue) - All I did was defend the country and show that it is not a 3rd World Country - as YOU stated! So instead of trying to put lying words into my mouth which can be easily disproven by your earlier comments (as I have just shown) - try being honest with yourself and more importantly if you make a comment make sure it is factually correct!!! Or is this the UKIP way of winning over the electorate?
You tried to turn the conversation around to me calling another Country & its people & you presuming as usual i had something against another Country. There is a massive difference living & working somewhere with the local people as i have done unlike you who have been a tourist & only see the bright lights. Sorry but this time your so wrong. Is a country who has sex for sale by very poor girls & women because they cant afford to live any other way is developed a developed country is it. How much have you donated to these girls holiday on the beach so far ? . There you go again with UKIP. Your obsessed my friend.. The Farang currency props up the country in many ways... sex dollars,pounds etc......
Oh dear that shut you up BWFC71.... ; )
[quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: £2500 each for a two week stay in a third world country is totally over the top. This is a way to get some mugs pay for your summer jollies. Bang out of order using the guise of angels to extract peoples money.[/p][/quote]Me making it a racist issue???? - you'd better re-read your first post and then read my comments and you will see I did not make the initial issue of Thailand being a 3rd world country (which in anyones book is NOT a racial issue) - All I did was defend the country and show that it is not a 3rd World Country - as YOU stated! So instead of trying to put lying words into my mouth which can be easily disproven by your earlier comments (as I have just shown) - try being honest with yourself and more importantly if you make a comment make sure it is factually correct!!! Or is this the UKIP way of winning over the electorate?[/p][/quote]You tried to turn the conversation around to me calling another Country & its people & you presuming as usual i had something against another Country. There is a massive difference living & working somewhere with the local people as i have done unlike you who have been a tourist & only see the bright lights. Sorry but this time your so wrong. Is a country who has sex for sale by very poor girls & women because they cant afford to live any other way is developed a developed country is it. How much have you donated to these girls holiday on the beach so far ? . There you go again with UKIP. Your obsessed my friend.. The Farang currency props up the country in many ways... sex dollars,pounds etc......[/p][/quote]Oh dear that shut you up BWFC71.... ; ) thomas222
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