Switching Specialties

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The two case-studies below should give you some food for thought. They demonstrate that it is possible to switch specialties during your training, if you are unhappy with your initial choice.

If you are in this situation it is very important to go through a comprehensive career planning process, such as the four-stage framework used by this website. The framework is described below:

Four stage career planning

Our career planning pages will take you through the process.

As well as following through with this process, it is advisable that you talk to your educational supervisor and/or the career lead in your NHS Trust. You may also be given the opportunity to talk to your Local Education and Training Board (LETB) careers adviser, if you require impartial advice from someone outside of your Trust.

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