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  1. Renal medicine

    Nephrologists (doctors in renal medicine) diagnose and treat diseases of the kidneys.

    Training usually starts with a five year first degree in medicine. 2 year foundation doctor training, 2 year core medical training and 3 year specialist training (ST3-5). This period of training will include your royal college exams. Length of training can vary according to your circumstances.
    Doctors may work up to 48 hours a week. The working hours may sometimes extend beyond the normal working day to include early mornings, evenings and weekends. On call highly likely. Pay scales (2017): Consultants earn between £76,761 and £103,490.
    For this role you'll have an holistic approach to patient care, communicating effectively with patients whilst working in partnership with the renal multi-disciplinary team and other professionals. You will also be able to organise and manage your workload effectively changing priorities when required. Your good communication and team-working skills are essential to your role.
    There are 523 consultants in renal medicine in England in 2016. Opportunities exist for research and teaching
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