In the UK, there are over 60 different types of specialties you can pursue as a doctor after you have completed your PLAB examination. These specialties include:
Medical specialties: A majority of the medical specialties focus on a particular organ or disease. Take a look at how to become a physician
Psychiatry: This specialty diagnoses and manages mental health of patients. Take a look at how to become a psychiatrist
General Practice: GPs work within the community and provide all forms of care from psychological to physical issues. They also serve as the initial point of contact for most patients requiring specialist care. Take a look at how to become a General Practitioner
Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Doctors in O&G care for women in pregnancy and child birth in additional to treating medical issues related to the female reproductive organs.
Surgical specialties: This specialty is based around operating particular areas of the body. Take a look at how to become a surgeon
Pathology: Pathologists require a high level of investigative skills and technique as their core role involves detecting diseases at an early stage of diagnosis.
Radiology: Radiologists aim to detect diseases, primarily cancer-related diseases, at an early stage through a variety of investigative techniques.
Paediatrics and Child Health: Paediatricians are responsible for treating young children and adolescents. Take a look at how to become a paediatrician
Anaesthetics: Part of the surgical team, Anaesthetists provide care for critically ill patients and develop treatment to reduce chronic pain.
Ophthalmology: This specialty focuses of diagnosing and treating medical issues related to the eye and visual systems.