A career in General or Specialist Medicine in the NHS can offer excellent career progression, competitive salaries, specialty training, and CESR or CCT in all areas such as geriatric medicine, respiratory or pulmonary, nephrology, gastroenterology, stroke medicine and many others.
As a general medicine doctor, you would expect to work in an Acute Trust on either a general medicine or acute medicine ward. Acute wards can have various names and acronyms attached to them such as AAU, MAU or AMU and these wards act as the gateway between a patient’s GP, the A&E department and the wards of a hospital.
As a general medicine doctor, a typical working week can include ward rounds, board rounds and clinics whilst being part of the GIM on-call rota. You can expect to work with of a multi-disciplinary team comprising of consultants and nursing staff with frequent contact with specialists from other disciplines beyond general medicine.
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