Member benefits for doctors taking a break from training

Taking a break after your foundation training does not mean losing access to all your BMA benefits. Whether you decide to take on other roles in medicine or step away from medicine for a while, we can support you through this stage of your career. 

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Are you taking a break from medicine?

Stepping away from medicine does not mean losing access to all your BMA benefits.

For a reduced membership fee, you can continue develop your learning. When you choose to return, we’ll be ready to welcome you back with the support you need.

We can continue to support you

Learning and development:

Return to practice support:

Contact us to apply for a reduced membership

To qualify for our career break membership, you cannot continue into specialty training nor be working as a trainee doctor in a locum or employed position in the UK during your training break.


For questions about any aspect of your working life, our advisers are here to help you.
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