DOCTOR

JOB DESCRIPTION

Hospital doctors apply medical knowledge and skills to to the diagnosis, prevention and management of disease. They work in wards and outpatient clinics, in the public sector as well as in the private sector. They refer them to other healthcare proffesionals such as physiotherapists, they work in different types of sectors.

TYPICAL ACTIVITIES IN THE JOB

SALARY AND CONDITIONS

Junior doctors in their first year of postgraduate foundation training (F1) earn a basic salary of around £22,400 a year. Doctors in specialist training earn a basic salary of around £29,700 plus supplement.Consultants earn a basic annual salary of between around £74,500 and £100,400 depending on length of service and payment of additional performance-related awards.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To become a hospital doctor, you must hold a degree in medicine recognised by the General Medical Council (GMC) . Entry with only an HND or foundation degree is not possible.Competition for entry to a first degree course in medicine is fierce. Very high A-level grades (in relevant subjects such as sciences and maths) are required, and relevant pre-entry work experience is usually needed.