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Hi ,
I’m currently going into year 13 and am applying for medicine and am really interested in the active and adventurous lifestyle the Military can offer. I want to try and apply for a medical cadet ship and then work in one of the army/navy/RAF for 3-6 years for the experience and opportunities.
But I know I would not like to do that for the rest of my life and would want to go back into the NHS after these 3-6 years to hopefully specialise in surgery like ophthalmology or something like that defiantly not GP or trauma.
How hard is the switch to NHS ?
Am I disadvantaged because I was with the armed forces for 3/6 years instead of FY1 and FY2 and core with everyone else.
Sorry for all the questions just curious
In short really Interested in medicine in armed forces but at the very end want to specialise in the NHS as a civilian and hopefully go onto be a consultant. Is this possible ?
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(Original post by Abc123?!)
Hi ,
I’m currently going into year 13 and am applying for medicine and am really interested in the active and adventurous lifestyle the Military can offer. I want to try and apply for a medical cadet ship and then work in one of the army/navy/RAF for 3-6 years for the experience and opportunities.
But I know I would not like to do that for the rest of my life and would want to go back into the NHS after these 3-6 years to hopefully specialise in surgery like ophthalmology or something like that defiantly not GP or trauma.
How hard is the switch to NHS ?
Am I disadvantaged because I was with the armed forces for 3/6 years instead of FY1 and FY2 and core with everyone else.
Sorry for all the questions just curious
In short really Interested in medicine in armed forces but at the very end want to specialise in the NHS as a civilian and hopefully go onto be a consultant. Is this possible ?
Hiya!
I'm in year 12 and going on the same route.
You will not be at a disadvantage bc you'll complete the same FY1 AND FY2 years as your civilian medic friends but at Frimley Park hospital or somewhere in Plymouth (this will be alongside or before your 10 week training.)
In short, you still climb up the same training ladder as civilian docs so yes, you will get to become a consultant LOLLL
Majority of my family members are in the military and I am in contact with an army dentist so if you have any questions I can ask my uncles or the dentist to find out for you.
You can ask me as well haha I've done 2 years worth of research to the point I could probably recite every single relevant website off by heart.
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Hiya!
I'm in year 12 and going on the same route.
You will not be at a disadvantage bc you'll complete the same FY1 AND FY2 years as your civilian medic friends but at Frimley Park hospital or somewhere in Plymouth (this will be alongside or before your 10 week training.)
In short, you still climb up the same training ladder as civilian docs so yes, you will get to become a consultant LOLLL
Majority of my family members are in the military and I am in contact with an army dentist so if you have any questions I can ask my uncles or the dentist to find out for you.
You can ask me as well haha I've done 2 years worth of research to the point I could probably recite every single relevant website off by heart.
Wow that’s great thank you very much for your reply I probably will have some questions in the future but for now that clears it up nicely.
Thank you
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I really want to become an army doctor but my family are strongly opposing the idea so i might not. Im year 13 also
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Happy to provide any advise on this, i'm an army bursar currently in my 4th year of medical school. Contact me on twitter - ***********
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