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I’m considering going to med school but something I’m unclear of is what you can do after graduating.
Can you get any kind of career without doing the foundation years and then specialising?
Do you get paid whilst you specialise?
Can you take breaks in between the stages?
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I’m considering going to med school but something I’m unclear of is what you can do after graduating.
Can you get any kind of career without doing the foundation years and then specialising?
Do you get paid whilst you specialise?
Can you take breaks in between the stages?
Thanks
1. you have to do the two foundation years then you choose a speciality
2. yes, you get paid
3. I'm sure they give you breaks, holidays etc but I don't think its a lot lol
not to be rude or anything, but you've already posted about not wanting to do medicine....im v confused
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Me too. Honestly I’m just a confused year 11 trying to figure out what she wants in life rn I’m just trying to gather as much info as I can on medicine and similar careers so I can make some kind of decision. Are you studying medicine?
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Me too. Honestly I’m just a confused year 11 trying to figure out what she wants in life
haha im in year 11 too, don't worry I feel you. Just choose A-levels you enjoy and work towards a career you know you will be happy in x(ik it sounds cringy but its true)
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Thanks as of rn I’m planning on bio, chem and psychology so hopefully that will lead me somewhere good. I keep trying to visit my school’s careers advisor but she never seems to be in so I’m sort of stuck with my own resources. Hope your revisings going well
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(Original post by Lottie_28)
I’m considering going to med school but something I’m unclear of is what you can do after graduating.
Can you get any kind of career without doing the foundation years and then specialising?
Do you get paid whilst you specialise?
Can you take breaks in between the stages?
Thanks
1) You need to complete the Foundation Programme to be able to apply for specialty training. If you don't complete FY1 you can't gain full registration with the GMC.

2) Yes, of course, you're a practising doctor from the first day of FY1 - it's not a student role.

3) You get annual leave as per the junior doctors contract. You can take breaks at points between the different stages of training e.g. between finishing foundation years and starting specialty training, or you can apply for time out whilst you're in specialty training if it's justified. More info here:

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/career...t-of-programme
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Thank you that’s really helpful I feel like there’s so much I don’t know about med school but I just don’t know where to find it
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1) You need to complete the Foundation Programme to be able to apply for specialty training. If you don't complete FY1 you can't gain full registration with the GMC.

2) Yes, of course, you're a practising doctor from the first day of FY1 - it's not a student role.

3) You get annual leave as per the junior doctors contract. You can take breaks at points between the different stages of training e.g. between finishing foundation years and starting specialty training, or you can apply for time out whilst you're in specialty training if it's justified. More info here:

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/career...t-of-programme
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Thanks as of rn I’m planning on bio, chem and psychology so hopefully that will lead me somewhere good. I keep trying to visit my school’s careers advisor but she never seems to be in so I’m sort of stuck with my own resources. Hope your revisings going well
my revision is going well thank you! Hope yours is going well too!
You can always visit websites like prospect or UCAS etc or just hang around on here, there's plenty of experts to help out xxx
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my revision is going well thank you! Hope yours is going well too!
You can always visit websites like prospect or UCAS etc or just hang around on here, there's plenty of experts to help out xxx
I think it’s going well although it’s always hard to tell if you’re really doing enough. Yes I’ve used UCAS before but decided to join here as some of my questions are a bit too unique for ucas😂
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I think it’s going well although it’s always hard to tell if you’re really doing enough. Yes I’ve used UCAS before but decided to join here as some of my questions are a bit too unique for ucas😂
haha tsr loves unique questions so don't fret
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That’s good because it’s got a lot coming from me
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haha tsr loves unique questions so don't fret
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Thank you that’s really helpful I feel like there’s so much I don’t know about med school but I just don’t know where to find it
You're in the right place

The BMA website is a good place to look for info on doctors' pay, working hours, leave etc. Other useful resources include the TSR wiki and the NHS:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Medicine

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/doctors
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Thank you so much😊
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You're in the right place

The BMA website is a good place to look for info on doctors' pay, working hours, leave etc. Other useful resources include the TSR wiki and the NHS:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Medicine

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/doctors
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