Entry requirements, skills and interests (immunology)
This page provides useful information about the entry requirements needed for this specialty up to and including foundation training. It also includes information on the skills and interests you will need.
Prior to starting your specialty training you need to have completed a medical degree followed by the two-year foundation programme and then two or three years of core training. If you have already made a decision to pursue a career in immunology, try to get experience in this specialty or a related area.
To find information about getting into medical school, visit our applying to medicine pages.
To find information about the Foundation Programme, visit our applying for foundation training page.
Skills and interests
The skills and interests you will need include:
- using statistics and computerised data
- dealing with a wide variety of clinical problems and working across different specialties
- handling dual clinical and laboratory responsibilities
- good basic immunology knowledge
- having a good grasp of the techniques used in the immunology laboratory
- working closely with scientific colleagues and providing clinical leadership to the laboratory
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