Medical specialties within the DMS

#1
Hi,

I'm a pre-clinical medical student who is actively considering a career within the armed forces. I have a few reservations however; I am not particularly keen on becoming a GP or a surgeon for that matter.

My question is, are medical specialties available within the forces and what is the competition for training places like? Specifically for cardiology and gastroenterology.

Cheers
 
#3
#5
I know of at least one Doctor that is currently specialising in cardiology. After PGMO course there are options to specialise via various routes. Keep an open mind - lots of people change their minds as their careers progress.
 
#6
There are a lot of Cardiologists about just now!

If you fancy a specialty that is over subscribed (cardiology is a favourite) then unless you are better than the really good girls and guys you'll be doing something else.
 
#7
Basically, just about any speciality that is available in Civvie street is available in the DMS.

I know of military consultants (registrars, SHO's etc) in Orthopaedics, Plastics, Dermatology, Tropical Diseases, Paediatrics, Maxillo-facial, ENT, Burns... the list goes on. It just depends on where you want to go, and what you want to acheive from your military career.

Good luck. :D
 
#9
daco69 said:
leprecon said:
Paediatrics? I didn't know the British Army were using child soldiers! :p

I take that they're for the families? And if so does that mean they have less/no time on operations?

Edited after reading daco69's previous posts.

Daco69, the army has specialists in paediatrics so that they can treat the inevitable civilian paediatric casualties. A further benefit of this is the prosecution of a valid 'hearts and minds' campaign.

I do hope I haven't been wahed (?sp)
 
#10
dogfondler said:
Errmmm, WWWAAAAAHHHH!!!!!
Errmmm, curious! I haven't started training yet, not even in med school so I've no idea. The recruitment officer I was with didn't mention paediatrics as a speciality so I'm curious. However if you want to wah me go ahead.
 
#11
dogfondler said:
daco69 said:
leprecon said:
Paediatrics? I didn't know the British Army were using child soldiers! :p

I take that they're for the families? And if so does that mean they have less/no time on operations?

Edited after reading daco69's previous posts.

Daco69, the army has specialists in paediatrics so that they can treat the inevitable civilian paediatric casualties. A further benefit of this is the prosecution of a valid 'hearts and minds' campaign.

I do hope I haven't been wahed (?sp)

Is that a better answer? :wink:
 
#12
dogfondler said:
dogfondler said:
daco69 said:
leprecon said:
Paediatrics? I didn't know the British Army were using child soldiers! :p

I take that they're for the families? And if so does that mean they have less/no time on operations?

Edited after reading daco69's previous posts.

Daco69, the army has specialists in paediatrics so that they can treat the inevitable civilian paediatric casualties. A further benefit of this is the prosecution of a valid 'hearts and minds' campaign.

I do hope I haven't been wahed (?sp)

Is that a better answer? :wink:
Thanks, don't worry you haven't, it was a genuine question, but I take it that there wouldn't be loads of paediatric specialists
 
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