The support you can expect during medical school and your training
Although training to be a doctor is hard work,
you do get a lot of support from your tutors, supervisors and
peers. You will get support from the medical school from your
course tutor, whilst you are an undergraduate. Once you have
started foundation or specialty training you will get support from
both the postgraduate deanery that looks after the training of
postgraduate doctors and the NHS organisation for which you will be
working. The General Medical Council (GMC) has set standards and
curricula for the education of doctors in specialty training and
you will have regular local assessments to ensure you are
progressing and gaining the knowledge and skills that are required.
There are a number of different examinations that you will need to
pass during your training; studying and exams do not end when you
graduate from medical school!
You will also find support from the
British Medical Association and there
are other resources such as the website: Support4Doctors.