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Hi guys,

I have a question about joining the army reserves. Just wondering if it is possible to apply to join during specialty training (I'm currently an anaesthetic core trainee) or do you have to wait to CCT (be a consultant)?


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Have you looked at the Reservist medical roles on the British Army Recruitment website? As well as all the other entry requirements, Doctor requires a degree in Medicine and full registration with the UK General Medical Council (GMC).
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Consider joining the Royal Naval Reserves too. You can join in a general role now and then specialise when you are qualified.

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers...naval-reserves
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Consider joining the Royal Naval Reserves too. You can join in a general role now and then specialise when you are qualified.

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers...naval-reserves
I’m already in anaesthetics specialty training which is why I’m wondering if I can join in that capacity
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I’m already in anaesthetics specialty training which is why I’m wondering if I can join in that capacity
That's a good point, let me check.
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AnotherMedic

I hope that my posts aren't showing up twice, I thought that I had just written something.

I know someone senior in the RNR - I'll run this by him.

There are Reserve Units all over the country - do you mind if I ask you which is your nearest City, please? It might be possible to put you in touch with the Medics with the RNR in your area.

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I've just been looking at the detailed guidelines and I think that you may be able to join without having reached consultant level.

I'll ask the guy I know about this later - he has contacts at all of the RNR Units - let me know which part of the country you are in, AM and I'll try to get you the contact details you need.

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(Original post by Hellohsjakodsmka)
Are you applying as a PQO??
I want to as well
Would you be interested in joining the Royal Naval Reserves as a Medical Officer, Hellohsjakodsmka?
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Actually the british army
No time like the present!

https://apply.army.mod.uk/register
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Well I've made an account Oh
Thank you so much anyways!
But im 17
I need to join after I've graduated, right?
But I wnat to apply for the bursary
Its 75k for when you're in med school
The scholarships aren't that high. Here you go:

https://apply.army.mod.uk/how-to-joi...r-scholarship#
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What is it that you actually want to be, it's not totally clear?

The original poster is considering joining the Armed Forces as a Medical Officer in the Reserves.
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You need a degree in Medicine to apply, though and you are only 17.

What are your A Level subjects?
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I know but I can apply for the bursary when I'm in my first year of med school hopefully
And then I have to do at least 4 years with the army

I'm doing bio, chem and psychology
If you are a 6th former now, you should apply for the Scholarship Scheme now. There is no need to wait until you are at medical school.
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I see.

It might be worth asking the Army whether you can apply for a 6th form scholarship and also for a University scholarship. You have nothing to lose by asking.

The other thing you might be able to do is join as a Reservist in the meantime.

https://apply.army.mod.uk/how-to-joi...eserve-soldier
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(Original post by Kerzen)
I've just been looking at the detailed guidelines and I think that you may be able to join without having reached consultant level.

I'll ask the guy I know about this later - he has contacts at all of the RNR Units - let me know which part of the country you are in, AM and I'll try to get you the contact details you need.

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Kerzen,

Thanks for your message! I’m based in Cornwall at the moment, can commute to Plymouth or other Cornwall/Devon centre as needed.
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Kerzen,

Thanks for your message! I’m based in Cornwall at the moment, can commute to Plymouth or other Cornwall/Devon centre as needed.
Hi AM

Thank you for letting me know.

The RNR has a Unit in Plymouth - I'l check with my contact to see whether I can get the details for someone on the medical side there.

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I've been advised that a good port of call for you would be the Royal Navy's specialist medical recruiting team - their number is 02392 727096. They would confirm your eligibility to join at this stage of your career.

They should be available today - let me know if you have any problems with the number.

I'll get you a regional number for the RNR in Plymouth in a little while.
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(Original post by Hellohsjakodsmka)
It said I can apply in my first year and i have to apply at least 3 years before the end of my course
You can apply pretty much at any point in med school or during F1-F2. You would then do a few years as GDMO (general duties) before getting a chance to choose a specialty. I’m already beyond this point and have done 2 years of anaesthetic specialist training
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(Original post by Kerzen)
I've been advised that a good port of call for you would be the Royal Navy's specialist medical recruiting team - their number is 02392 727096. They would confirm your eligibility to join at this stage of your career.

They should be available today - let me know if you have any problems with the number.

I'll get you a regional number for the RNR in Plymouth in a little while.
Kerzen, thanks for that although I’m looking at army reserves not naval. The navy doesn’t take specialists doctors below consultant level for the reserve side, neither does the RAF reserves
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Kerzen, thanks for that although I’m looking at army reserves not naval. The navy doesn’t take specialists doctors below consultant level for the reserve side, neither does the RAF reserves.
AM

I wrote about that in one of my earlier posts. I wonder whether it has vanished, I got the impression something odd was happening yesterday!

Naval recruiting regulations are encapsulated in a formal volume called BR3. See Para 0761.

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/-/media...chapter-07.pdf
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