New registrars (and old!)

Written by Amar Puttanna on 29 August 2014. Modified on 15 July 2016. Hits: 5043

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Congratulations on becoming a registrar in this truly wonderful specialty. Now the hard work begins. Over the course of the next few years, you will come across various difficult decisions and situations both clinical and non-clinical. If there is one thing you can rely on it is the YDEF to help support you throughout your progression….so join us!

We advertise a variety of courses and projects that will interest any trainee. Joining our mailing list ensures that you are up to date on all the important information and opportunities.

One of the first things you should do (besides joining YDEF of course) is consider joining the Society for Endocrinology and Diabetes UK. These are our main societies and provide a lot of support to any registrar, from clinical guidelines and education to updates in our specialty, networking opportunities and of course subsidised attendance fees to conferences. They may also advertise other opportunities such as research, national audits or extracurricular work for those of you looking at your CVs.

The ‘beauty’ of our specialty is that it has 2 components: diabetes and endocrinology. At some point you will begin to wonder how you want your career to develop: are you a diabetologist, an endocrinologist or some hybrid! Whilst we cannot help you with that decision, we can certainly help you on your below to find out more!


Specialty Certificate Exams


Conferences and courses

Other relevant societies

A few key publications in our specialty



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