medical officer cadet information????

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  1. Hi everyone,
    I am a year 2 medic thinking about possibly applying to the Royal Navy through the Medical officer cadetship scheme, however i need to be clear on a few things in order to make a full informed decision before doing so. Asides from the obvious financial benefits, I am under the impression that working in the royal navy will be an excellent way to develop personally and professionally. The aspect of travelling with the navy is also very appealling and I am very keen on fitness which is a fundamental aspect of the navy (and the other armed forces too).
    Basically my questions are:
    what specialties am i limited to doing if i were to join?
    how does the navy medical officer role compare to the RAF and Army medical officer roles? (in terms of training and experience)
    from reading around I have come across medical cadets having to train during there free time in uni, is this true?
    how long exactly are you committed to working for the navy (6years or 4 years 3 months)?
    does navy experience improve your cv significantly for civilian doctor jobs?

    any help would be appreciated
    or if anyone has any useful website links that would be appreciated too :)
  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator


    Your best bet is to speak direct with the specialist medical recruiters: 02392 727 096. You can undertake an acquaint visit funded by the service, in Portsmouth to answer all your queries.
    Last edited: May 7, 2014
  3. Okay thank you
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    My pleasure.

  5. one thing though, i looked up this acquaint visit on there website, and it makes it seem as if you would of had to already applied to be able to do it?
  6. by_by

    Take special care with your spelling and punctuation during your application and in the future. It would be a shame if a lack of attention to the way in which you write took the edge off the good qualities you have.
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  7. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Nope, just call the number.

    You need to give your basic details obviously, so that travel arrangements can be made and documents can be sent, but you don't have to submit a formal application at that stage.
  8. I would highly recommend attending the acquaint. They'll be people there who are at different stages of the application process and if you decide to apply, you'll meet others who will potentially be in your cohort. You get some interesting insights from a variety of people and get a full briefing on issues such as return of service, specialty choices etc.

    I'm just waiting for the selection board in July to see if I've been chosen for the cadetship.

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  9. Yes it seems like the best action for me to take at this stage. I have so many questions at the moment.
    Really? Well I wish you all the best @smileymiley

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