In this page:
- Section 1: Information About the Writer
- Section 2: Scope of Practice in the UK
- Section 3: Type of Training/ Route to Training
- Section 4: Subspecialties
- Section 5: Application Process
- Section 6: Requirements To Get Into Training (Person Specification)
- Section 7: Important CV/Portfolio Perks (How To Achieve Them)
- Section 8: The Interview
- Section 9: Competition Ratio
- Section 10: Offers and Visa Issues and HEE
- Section 11: Speciality Exams
- Section 12: Speciality Courses
- Section 13: Rotations
- Section 14: Ranking of Deaneries
- Section 15: Wages / Take Home Cash
- Section 16: MTI
- Section 17: Experience of Sudanese Doctors (Personal Experience)
- Section 18: Important Links and websites
Section 1: Information about the writer
Yasir Salah Mohamed ELHASSAN
ST6 Endocrinology and Diabetes and GIM (OOPR) ,
MRC ARUK Clinical Research Fellow and PhD student (1st year) – University of Birmingham
Section 2: Scope of practice in the UK:
Endocrinology and diabetes is a broad ranging specialty encompassing basic mechanisms of physiology and pharmacology coupled with the ability to improve quality of life and long-term outcomes through effective disease control, and often cure. Endocrine and metabolic diseases are among the most commonly encountered in the UK population.
It is predominantly an outpatient specialty but a number of patients require hospital admission for complex endocrine investigations or the management of complications. However, endocrine disorders and diabetes affect every physiological system of the body and specialists need a wide range of skills and expertise and make a major contribution to general medicine in its broadest sense. This is one of the beauties of the specialty as a good endocrinologist will also be a good general physician.
It is a highly academic specialty and historically endocrinologists have been at the forefront of both basic science and clinical research.
Section 3: Type of Training/ Route to Training
Clinical and academic pathways exist.
This is an uncoupled specialty and ST3 post