Endocrinology & diabetes mellitus
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This page contains information on the specialty of endocrinology & diabetes mellitus, one of the 18 specialties participating in RCP-SRO-coordinated recruitment.
Endocrinology & diabetes mellitus is a broad-ranging subject; and therefore an enticing one for trainees and consultants alike, since it encompasses basic mechanisms of physiology and pharmacology, coupled with the ability to improve quality of life and long-term outcomes through effective disease control and often cure.
Endocrinology & diabetes - trainee characteristics
Key skills in endocrinology & diabetes include:
- an in-depth knowledge of the specialty
- recognition of patients who require specialist input
- willingness to work as both a member and leader of a team
Working in an ST3 endocrinology/diabetes post
Endocrine and metabolic diseases are some of the most commonly-encountered in the UK population, and are increasing in prevalence and impact on the health of the nation - emphasising the need to continue to strive towards improved health care delivery in our specialty.
Widespread requirement for skills
Endocrine diseases and diabetes affect every physiological system of the body, determining that our specialists enjoy a wide range of skills and expertise, and make a major contribution to general medicine in its broadest sense.
Importance of endocrinology & diabetes
Historically, the specialty of endocrinology & diabetes has been at the forefront of both basic science and clinical research, determining that much of what we do has a strong evidence base.
Every trainee and specialist has the opportunity to contribute further to that growing evidence base, which has led to so many innovations in recent years.
Potential dual accreditation
There are many common conditions we help to manage, and in doing so we work closely with many different multi-professional colleagues.
Training programmes offer training in the specialtiy and in general internal medicine (GIM), leading to dual accreditation/certification.
- NHS medical careers
- JRCPTB specialty page
- RCP London, My specialty
- 2010 curriculum (revised August 2012)
- 2013 person specification
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