MA

#1
hello all,

i realise i have asked things before, but i want to make sure this is what i want.

ermm MA's?

how much paperwork do they do? (% wise)
How much sea time do they get, also is it easy to get?
do many MAs become PTI's or Regs?
wot is the overall view of MA's?
is it more like a paramedic or nurse?

thanks guys
 
#2
Well i can only go on what i experienced in the 80's.There is a certain amount of paperwork to be done in the sickbay setting,its not excessive by a long shot.In the Hospital setting there is the usual amount that you find common in Civy St and there can be quite a bit.I didnt get any seatime but then the Fleet was being reduced big time in the 70's and 80's.The Role of an MA is (or was) a cross between a Nurse and Paramedic,theres no real civvy equivalent.I dont know of ANY MA 's that recatted to PTI or Reggie.The training course for MA is quite intensive as it should be,and as such does tend to attract those with a Medical Interest.Its also one of the hardest Branches to get into at the moment so i have been told.Hope this helps.I thoruoghly enjoyed my time as an MA and subsequently went on to do my rGN in Civvy St.
 

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#3
robbo9 said:
hello all,

iermm MA's?

1.how much paperwork do they do? (% wise)
2.How much sea time do they get, also is it easy to get?
3. do many MAs become PTI's or Regs?
4. wot is the overall view of MA's?
5.is it more like a paramedic or nurse?
1. A fair bit of form filling-approx 1 side of A5 per customer/patient per visit - about 50% paperwork.
2. Similar to writers, first sea draft approx 27 months, not sure current sea/shore ratio.
3. Not many- when you sign-on you sign to say you understand that you cannot change branches. It is unrealistic to expect to be able to transfer.
4. Socks & sandals wearing, loners? Often bearded- the blokes sometimes are too. You become obsessed with shiny polished decks- otherwise no different to a normal matelot.
5. Yes
 
#5
Ninja_Stoker said:
andym said:
I thoruoghly enjoyed my time as an MA and subsequently went on to do my rGN in Civvy St.
Er, no offence Andy! :D
LOL none taken mate,the training came in a treat,never did a stroke of revision,always top in Anatomy & Physiology.And the i used my RGN to get a Drugs Reps job paying good money,bit boring now though. :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#16
higthepig said:
Have any of you guys read any of Robbos other posts? Be afraid if they let him loose in the RN? :roll:
Jesus! Cheers Hig. Well, he certainly ain't going to be an MA, even if he is that ugly, he won't pass the test that's for sure! Think we're safe in the M.E. department too. Can someone post a link to ARRSE for him? :lol:
 

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