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Your time out of training

More and more FY2s are taking time out of training before continuing to specialty training.

This could be due to the way that training is now structured  - perhaps you need more time to choose a specialty. Or simply the fact that FY2 can be one of the toughest years in your training and it is the natural time to take a break.

The BMA can support you with whichever route you decide to take. Find out how we help members who take each route and what membership rate will apply.

Switch your membership

 

How we can support you

  • Considering working abroad?

    We want you to continue to benefit from your membership.

    • Maintain your skills and knowledge whilst abroad with access to BMJ Learning, BMA webinars and the BMA Library.
    • Get a job abroad. BMJ Careers is a job search tool which allows you to browse hundreds of vacancies and set up regular job alerts. You can also find courses, read tips and articles on a range of topics including preparing the perfect medical CV, interviewing with impact and more.
    • Stay up to date with The BMJ - an international peer-reviewed medical journal. As a member you are entitled to a free subscription to The BMJ in print and online.
    • Get access to BMA wellbeing support services by phone or Skype, regardless of where you are in the world.
    • Lloyd & Whyte insurance can help you better protect your personal interests.
    • Ethics hotline - for doctors confronting ethical problems at work, our free in-house ethics service provides expert, personalised and confidential advice.

    Your membership rate

    If you will not be employed by the NHS in the UK - and therefore won't need employment support - you could remain in membership for less than £7 a month.

  • Taking time out of training in the UK?

    • Maintain your skills and knowledge with access to BMJ Learning, BMA webinars and the BMA Library.
    • Stay up to date with The BMJ - an international peer-reviewed medical journal. As a member you are entitled to a free subscription to The BMJ in print and online.
    • Get access to BMA wellbeing support services by phone or Skype, regardless of where you are in the world.
    • Ethics hotline - for doctors confronting ethical problems at work, our free in-house ethics service provides expert, personalised and confidential advice.
    • Whatever your stage of life, financial adviser Chase de Vere can help - from investment planning to providing for your retirement.
    • Lloyd & Whyte insurance can help you better protect your personal interests.
    • BMA non-clinical masterclasses - attend one-day practical skills courses giving you guidance on how to adapt to an increasingly pressurised environment.

    Your membership rate

    If you will not be employed by the NHS - and therefore won't need employment support - you could remain in membership for less than £7 a month.

  • Not sure?

    Not sure what to do? If you're a BMA member, call and speak to one of our advisers on 0300 123 1233.

  • Terms and conditions

    This offer is valid for one year only. We will contact you at this time to update your circumstances.

    Before signing up, please check you are happy and fully understand the terms and conditions of the offer:

    • By claiming this offer, the applicant is confirming that they are not earning an income from any medical practice in the UK while taking time out from training. This does not include medical earnings for working outside of the UK.
    • Employment advice will not be available to anyone during the period the offer is being claimed.
    • To qualify for this offer, 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.
    • Should employment advice or locum protection be required while the offer is being claimed, the BMA reserves the rights to request the difference in fees owing, which may be backdated to the start of the subscription year for the correct membership subscription that entitles the member to employment advice or locum protection. 

    Switch your membership