Category Archives: Careers in medicine

Cardiology is most competitive specialty for higher training


According to the data released by the Royal College of Physicians on round one competition ratios for higher specialty training in 2011, 6.46 applications were received for every specialty training year 3 (ST3) post in cardiology, making it the most … Continue reading

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Why rejection from university was the best medicine


Why rejection from university was the best medicine – Telegraph.

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How much do doctors earn?


The NHS follows a band system as a scale to pay newly qualified and experienced healthcare professionals, the system addressing overtime commitments and high cost area supplements. This can be viewed from here. Working in a private practice depends on … Continue reading

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Is Medicine the right career for me?


Medicine is a wonderful and challenging career. It offers a major intellectual challenge, and confronts important moral and ethical issues. Deciding to read medicine is volunteering to join a tribe with its own set of values and behaviours. Much teamwork is … Continue reading

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Medical work with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)


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