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    So after med school, you do the f1 and f2. Then you have to choose speciality. Suppose I wanted to specialise in psychiatry and do all the relevent post graduate training eg st1 ct1 would you be garuenteed a consuktant psychiatry poat after-or do you have to compete with other med students for posts?. Is there ever a possibility that a med student has completed all his/her specialist training and is left jobless?
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    (Original post by paul.dirac121)
    So after med school, you do the f1 and f2. Then you have to choose speciality. Suppose I wanted to specialise in psychiatry and do all the relevent post graduate training eg st1 ct1 would you be garuenteed a consuktant psychiatry poat after-or do you have to compete with other med students for posts?. Is there ever a possibility that a med student has completed all his/her specialist training and is left jobless?
    There is competitive application at every level - for entry into ST1/CT1, for entry into higher training if you pick an uncoupled specialty (which psychiatry is) and then again for consultant jobs. There will always be non-training staff grade/associate specialist posts available, but consultant jobs are not automatic on completion of training.
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    I'm gonna be really pissed off if I have to compete with medical students once i'm qualifed! ;-)

    Helenia put it in a more grown up way than me. Competition is part of medicine, doesn't stop when you get in.
 
 
 
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