SFEBES2016 Futures Futures 1: My future career in endocrinology? (3 abstracts)
As a specialist trainee nearing the end of training in endocrinology and diabetes I will share my experience and thoughts about specialty training and a career in endocrinology.
If you are wondering why to choose endocrinology and diabetes as a specialty, what the specialty has to offer you, what you will experience as a specialty trainee and how to make the most out of your training program, then this presentation is designed with you in mind.
The UK training for endocrinology and diabetes is based on a 5-year training program with dual certification in general internal medicine. The specialty covers both common long-term conditions, such as thyroid dysfunction and diabetes, but also a wide range of other conditions including the rare and unusual. The complexity of cases and inter-specialty working are two of the many factors that have drawn me to the specialty as well as the ability to forge relationships with patients whom you may care for over their entire lifetime. With new therapies on the horizon and genomics starting to influence practice, the specialty is constantly progressing, providing new challenges and areas to specialise in. Furthermore, training and pursuing a career in endocrinology presents ample opportunities for research and the satisfaction derived from providing tangible benefits for patients.
07 Nov 2016 - 09 Nov 2016