Date of entry

September 2024

Studying medicine is the first step to a career as a doctor.

After you graduate, you'll go into a 2-year foundation programme. This is when you will join the field as a junior doctor. You may be referred to as an FY1 (foundation year 1) or FY2 (foundation year 2) doctor during this time.

These two years will see you move around different care environments. This will allow you to gain experience in different medical specialities. You will also be able to undergo further clinical training.

After your FY1, you'll be able to gain full registration with the GMC.

After your FY2, you'll be able to apply for further study and training in a medical specialism. Specialisms include:

  • cardiology
  • gynaecology
  • or emergency medicine

This will involve further training in a particular area of medicine. This can take up to eight years to complete.

An alternative following your FY2 is to go into general practice as a general practitioner (GP). Training for this takes three years.

Studying medicine opens the door for a wide range of potential roles both in and out of the medical field.

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