Section 12: Speciality Courses

To be continued

Section 13: Rotations

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Section 14: OOPR- & Onoging training

Once you have secured your funding or plan to start your research if you are in training you need to obtain approval for time out of programme from your deanery.  Start the process early as this is usually long and requires approval from various levels- clinical supervisor, training programme director and finally the dean before going to the JRCTB for final stamp of approval.

Make sure you know the rules of when you can leave and how much notice you need to give- unfortunately each deanery and speciality is different so best thing is to contact the training programme director for your region and ask. Get the forms and send them off early as possible.

In general, most deaneries will want you to continue to do some clinical work- this is for revalidation purposes and you can ask for that clinical work to count towards your training. You have to apply for this prospectively from the GMC via your deanery once your OOP-R has been approved.

Section 15: Ranking of Deaneries

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Section 16: Wages / Take Home Cash

Pay in academia as a trainee is poor- you will receive a basic salary only with no banding.  Previously, you would get increments as per NHS though this now depends on whether the new junior doctos contract goes through. Most PhD clinicians do some extra clinical work as locums to supplement salary or occasionally, you can be added to the oncall rota for the relevant speciality at the trust you are working at.

However, the life/work balance is amazing! Work is self-directed.  Once you’re finally doing it, it’s wonderful.

Section 17: MTI

To be continued