The choice of your specialty is a decision
which is going to affect the rest of your career, so thorough
research is critical. Don’t rely on preconceptions. Before opting
for a particular area you should have a considerable knowledge not
just of the specialty, but the environment in which you’ll be
working and the patients you will be treating.
In this section we look at ways in which you can research your
future career options and examine alternatives to clinical practice
or working in the NHS.
Here you'll find other sources of information
and advice that will help you in your decision making about your
future career. These resources will provide you with further
details about career planning, choosing a specialty and
postgraduate medical training. They include links to the
medical royal colleges, regulatory authorities and deaneries as
well as a list of books you may find helpful.
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