In the United Kingdom (UK), upon the graduation of medical school, junior doctors have to work in a variety of specialties before choosing one for further studies. Following with the foundation trainings immediately, junior doctor must choose a specialty in their second Foundation year i.e. 18 months of the end of your medical school.
Choosing a specialty that will satisfy your entire career is a hard task. Junior doctors might have a little idea about the specialty they want to choose or may have a clear idea of what they want to do. There are over 60 specialties and 30 subspecialties and varied detailed roadmaps for you to choose your specialties.
Any medical student and a junior doctor who are in a verge to choose a specialty must be clear about what doctors do. They must know the fact that a doctor acknowledge, measure and manage problems. Problems that they want to deal with over their careers.
As matter of fact, they actually need to recognise, assess and manage themselves. You can learn more about your motivations, personality and goals from a range of tests, counselling or coaching.
Recognise and assess the range of problems that specialty doctors manage.You will be exposed to many medical specialties as possible in your medical school. Your direct experience of working in the specialty at that is the major influence to your specialty choice. Visiting general practitioners’ surgeries, in outpatient clinics, radiology departments, operating theatres, laboratories and working as a locum foundation doctor or locum trainee may give you that experience.
For more information on doctor guidances and various specialty jobs, visit iSpecialist Medical Recruitment.