This page provides answers to FAQs from school and college students who are interested in a career in O&G.
The careers lead at your school or college will have information about medical careers and will be able to put you in contact with local individuals or organisations who can answer your questions.
This section of the website also includes useful information about working in O&G:
The careers lead at your school or college can provide advice about local opportunities for work experience. You can also contact your local NHS trust for advice. Many NHS trusts run a volunteer or work experience service, which is an excellent way of obtaining work experience relevant to medical and other health-related careers. Other healthcare settings, for example GP surgeries and care homes, can provide different avenues for work experience.
The nature of the specialty means that work experience directly in O&G may be restricted, for example by your age; your local NHS trust will be able to advise. For all work experience in an NHS setting, you’ll be required to have a supervisor and understand your responsibilities, particularly regarding patient confidentiality.
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This section of the site also provides answers to FAQs for:
- Medical students
- Foundation trainees
- Other groups (trainees in other specialties who wish to move to O&G; non-UK trainees; trainees with responsibilities as a carer)
Visit the main O&G careers page for more information.
Specialty training in O&G
Overview of the specialty training programme in O&G, including assessment and certification of training
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