Applying to Anaesthetics

Anaesthetics is a very hands-on specialty. Day-to-day work will have a mix of practical procedures and other clinical work such as pre-operative assessment. You will...

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Applying to Geriatric Medicine

Within Geriatric Medicine you are always working as part of a multidisciplinary team and have lots of close interactions with other allied health professionals. In...

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Applying to Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology provides a great deal of variety by combining medicine, surgery & A&E. It is predominantly an outpatient specialty with plenty of opportunities to subspecialise....

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Applying to Paediatrics

On the one hand, you wear a Disney lanyard, with a pocket stuffed with stickers, on the other, you are dealing with what is internationally...

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Applying to Radiology

Radiology is a very exciting and innovative field of medicine. Radiologists have such an important role in the investigation of a patient’s condition and the...

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Breaks and Burnout

When I left medical school, I thought my only difficulty would be the actual medicine, which most junior doctors will tell you flies out your...

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Careers Advice

FY1 is a great opportunity to explore new specialties and start to gain an idea of what working in them is actually like. A few...

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Choosing your Future Career

What does your future hold? Have you thought of a specialty that you want to pursue? This article discusses the different factors that you may...

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How to teach medical students

Balancing your workload as a junior doctor whilst teaching medical students effectively is difficult so here are some tips! ContentsPortfolio requirementsExample feedback form to customise...

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Ranking Foundation Jobs

It can be difficult to know how to rank jobs for F1 when applying through FPAS & Oriel. You’re often confronted with a massive excel...

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Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is a topic that has become increasingly prevalent over the past decade with positive changes being made to the junior doctor contract and...

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Writing SLEs

SLEs are supervised learning events that include Mini-CEX (mini clinical evaluation exercise) CBD (case-based discussion) DOPS (direct observation of procedural skills) These form part of...

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