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Compared to London where I trained ...

Pros:

Compared to London where I trained, the hospital staff (not only the docs and nurses, but the cleaners, ward clerks, porters, the rest of the MDT etc) are much more friendly and chatty which makes work a lot more fun The junior doctors are possibly less career driven (maybe) meaning I've felt less stressed that I've got pretty basic content on my CV currently The city itself is friendly and an extremely safe place to live The central Newcastle RVI hospital is right in the city centre and an extremely impressive building.

 

Cons:

It's not London Unless you have any connections whatsoever to Newcastle, people are unwilling to move here voluntarily. But i've found people who have, love it Like any deanery, if you don't end up with the hospitals that you want, you can end up spending 2 years in a stinker of a location

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