How to enter the SAS grade

Minimum entry requirements for SD posts are:

  • Full GMC registration, and
  • Has completed at least four years’ full-time postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis)
    • at least two of these years need to be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty; or
    • the doctor has equivalent experience and competencies.

Both BMA and NHS Employers offer further information on Specialty Doctors’ careers:

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