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Top tips for new doctors


Changeover is one of the most important, exciting and sometimes stressful times in a junior doctors life.

We know how challenging it is starting a new post, whatever stage of your training you're at.

We've pulled together some practical help, courses and real life advice to help you thrive in your new role.

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Over the last few years #TipsForNewDocs has become a great way for doctors to share their valuable tips with those at the start of their medical careers.

Look at our favourite tips for new docs and tell us yours on Twitter.



Have your say

"It really is happening. We're not play-acting doctors any more, we are the doctors."

Read Salma Aslam's blog on starting work as an F1 doctor

Keep up to date and have your say on the issues that affect you.

From junior doctor contract negotiations to workforce issues, check out our dedicated space for junior doctors on BMA Communities.

BMA Communities - My Working Life



Career support for foundation and junior doctors

We have a variety of services, courses, webinars and learning modules to help you with your training and career.

Tailored career support for foundation doctors

Personalised career support for new specialty trainees

Access the BMA Library - online ordering, free book returns and e-books

BMJ Learning modules - free for BMA members


We can also help you with...

Contract checking service - get your new contract checked for free by our experts

Pay banding guidance - know your banding to ensure you get paid correctly

Understanding your payslip - juniors payslips explained in our easy guide

Tips for accepting a new job - what you need to know when accepting a job offer

Checking your accommodation - full information on the provision for junior doctors

Immigration and visa advice - sign up to our free visa alerts system