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'Junior Doctor' - What does it mean?

Junior doctors retain the title until they qualify as a consultant or GP Photo: Press Association

A junior doctor is a qualified doctor who is working whilst training to become a consultant or a GP. They could have ten years of experience behind them or be straight out of medical school.

What does a doctor's career path look like?

Medical school
2 yrs
Foundation years (F1 + F2)
JUNIOR DOCTOR specialist training
40+ yrs
Hospital consultant or GP

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