As a hospital doctor, you’ll examine, diagnose and treat patients who’ve been referred to the hospital by GPs and other health professionals. You will need to apply your medical knowledge and skills to the diagnosis, prevention and management of disease.
Work is predominantly found in the public sector (NHS) but you can also work in private hospitals. You’ll spend a lot of time working on wards and in outpatient clinics.
As well as treating patients, you’ll refer them to a range of other healthcare professionals including nurses, radiographers, pharmacists and physiotherapists.
You can choose to work within a number of specialties. Some of the more common areas include:
- Emergency medicine
- General medicine
- General surgery
- Obstetrics and gynaecology
- Trauma and orthopaedics.