Post-graduate training in medicine related specialties are very coveted by doctors in the UK. It is important to note that 'post-graduate training' and a 'post-graduate degree' are not the same thing. A 'degree' is awarded following an exam; training is what you gain form your work-experience and other necessary courses laid out by your training curriculum. For example: MRCP is a post-graduate degree and acute medicine speciality training is a post-graduate training.
You can obtain certain post-graduate degrees without being in an approved training post. Again, you may have to obtain some degrees according to your training curriculum. So, both go hand in hand in order to obtain specialist registration under GMC.
How training in medical specialties is structured in the UK
This post is regarding training in medical specialities only. So, training . . .
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