Choosing your specialty: Medicine

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Medicine is by far the most wide ranging specialty that there is, as this area covers the incredible array of conditions for which people are admitted into hospital. These could focus on particular organs, such as the heart, or concentrate more on disease processes, for example, cancer. By specialising within medicine, you have to undergo core medical training before embarking on your specific speciality; however your choices are limitless and allow you to really fine tune where your interests lie, making medicine a very satisfying and fulfilling career option.

Medical specialties include:

  • Allergy
  • Audiovestibular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genito-urinary Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Paediatric Cardiology
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Medicine
  • Public Health Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Renal Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Rheumatology

For further in-depth information about any of these specialities, why not take at look at the NHS Medical Careers website, which will also be able to point you in the right direction for the relevant training you will need to complete.