Working as a doctor in developing countries, wilderness medicine, rural posts etcWatch
I'm not interested in becoming a rural doctor in the UK. On the contrary, when it comes to settling down with children in the (far) future, my partner and I would plan to live in or on the outskirts of a city. That still leaves fair room for manoeuvre though; particularly after FYs.
I would like to work in rural and developing countries, hopefully for several years, possibly between FY and CT years, and possibly again in the future. I am in no rush to become a consultant in the NHS, but do see it as a possible career goal. Do you have any knowledge of the advantages / disadvantages / challenges faced / hoops jumped through etc of a doctor with these goals? Also, do you think participating in a rural programme such as that at Swansea could prove advantageous?