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Hello, I am studying foundation year Pharmaceutical science. I am planning to study medicine next year. What I have to do please.
I have been in a long distance relationship with a Doctor for quite sometime, who’s in her F1 year currently and we both live in the UK and herself being non British Citizen. She currently lives a good few hours away from me while undertaking her foundation year and eventually wants to specialise in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

The plan was to live together once completing her 2 year foundation program but was unaware of a no guarantee location once the test results called “Multi Speciality Recruitment Assessment” are released at the start of of F2. In the test she needs to score super high in order to get her 1st choice location to do her Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She would need to compete with the roughly 1300 people to become the 5% who can bypass the interview.

If she’s not able to make it into the 5% and instead take the interview, there’s no guarantee chosen of her chosen region. I hear once you’re given the region to do the specialism you’re not able to transfer location at any point. This is with no reason being accepted and must complete the full 7 years of specialism.

But my main question is what is the level of competition and difficulty to undertake Obstetrics & Gynaecology as a specialism in the North West part of England, specifically around Lancashire? Are there any solutions around this?

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