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    Was wondering if anyone knew which specialisms are available to doctors in the RAF. I have a vague idea- I know there is no paediatrics or pallative care and I know you can either be a general duties medical officer or go for a specialism...
    Would be really useful to know, as the RAF careers website doesn't specify.
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    You'd be best trying to find a contact at an RAF medical centre or somesuch, I doubt even an AFCO has a list. Although you might ask an AFCO if they can give you some contact details to start you off.
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    Thankyou, I guess I'll ring sometime. I'll probably have to find someone already there to ask.
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    (Original post by MedicHolly)
    Thankyou, I guess I'll ring sometime. I'll probably have to find someone already there to ask.
    If you are at Uni, then you might try asking the staff at the UAS if they can put you in touch with an MO who will discuss it with you. Pretty key will not only be the specialisations, but also how many, because I bet the numbers in each are not your standard NHS hospital type distribution.
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    Hmm....probs easier if you name one and i'll tell you if we still have it!
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    (Original post by RAF_Nurse!)
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    Hmm....probs easier if you name one and i'll tell you if we still have it!

    Thankyou for your help!
    Cardiology
    Urology
    Neurology
    Endocrinology
    Oncology
    Gastroenterology
    O&G

    There are loads to write, but I'll just ask for these, if you don't mind atm!
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    The simple answer is yes.....and no!

    The good news is that as a trainee you would be able to arrange to work in these genres, but after 12-13 years in the RAFMS i do not recall Service (Regular) Cardiothoracic, Neurology, etc. Certainly not these days. We do have Gastro. Certain specialities are given to other Services (i.e. Army, RN)

    You see, we just don't have the client group that requires these disciplines for the most part. I'm not suggesting that there isn't the odd surgeon out there that has done 'so-and-so' at some point.

    Ring the RAF Med recruit people at Cranwell. If you won't consider a Service career unless you can do x or y then you would be foolish not to consult them.

    Good luck!
 
 
 
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