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
Ahmed Attaelmanan Mohamed Ahmed – Mersey Deanery
Section 2: Scope of practice in the UK:
Managing patients with renal disease through wide range of inpatient/outpatient settings. Through this you will also get to perform procedures like:
- Dialysis Lines (both temporary and Tunneled): This can happen in a inpatient or outpatient setting.
- Renal biopsy.
- AV fistulas (Vast majority are done by vascular surgeons)
- Wide range of research work in renal disease and interesting subjects e.g. transplant /use of immunosuppression in renal disease etc.
Section 3: Type of Training/ Route to Training
Most of the centres (>90%) offer dual CCT i.e. Nephrology + GIM (General Internal Medicine)
Some applicants will choose single CCT (Certificate of completion of training)
Type of NTN (National Training Number)
If Dual CCT (nephrology/GIM- Nephrology/ITU) then you will expect yourself to run through 5 years before achieving your CCT. The rotation will likely range from 6 months to one year rotations out of which ~3 years should be pure renal work with General medical on calls. Again each deanery will have its own program but usually no huge differences.
A single CCT in nephrology implies 3 years of pure renal rotations with no GIM on calls (so you will miss the joy of being the medical registrar on call! )