Doctors in TA

#1
Hi

Im interested in joining the TA as a doctor. Am currently a 2nd year med student and 2nd year OTC.

Once my time in OTC is up (in my 4th year) if I join a TA medical unit, what role will I have? Will I be able to become an officer at this stage, or do I have to wait until i graduate? If not an officer, then what role would I have?

Also, realistically speaking, during postgraduate training, will i get to go on tours of duty, or do they make us wait until we're consultants?

Thanks
 
#2
(post pub post) When I was with a field hospital, the docs usually became captains, as for opsunless you really wanna go or are needed you wont, on the whole , ex utc/doc types I have found very keen, good luck to you fella!
 
#3
go and visit your local TA RAMC, they will advise you best. Dont take too seriously any advice from UOTC, not that I am saying anything here but its best to get good advice from those that know.

and in anycase UOTC are pink gin brigade!!!
 
#4
ns0588 said:
Hi

Im interested in joining the TA as a doctor. Am currently a 2nd year med student and 2nd year OTC.

Once my time in OTC is up (in my 4th year) if I join a TA medical unit, what role will I have? Will I be able to become an officer at this stage, or do I have to wait until i graduate? If not an officer, then what role would I have?

Also, realistically speaking, during postgraduate training, will i get to go on tours of duty, or do they make us wait until we're consultants?

Thanks
A friend of mine in a simlar position as you joined the TA RAMC as a Medical Support Officer rather than in a medical post; they got a different perspective on what their future role would be and learned a great deal about the way in which things can and do get done. Once they qualified they went back to RMAS for the PQO course.
 

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