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Job Description

Hematologists study blood and blood-forming tissues. They play a major role in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with disorders of the blood and bone marrow, for example, leukemia and related blood cancers, anemia, hemophilia and other bleeding and clotting problems and sickle cell disease.

Entry Requirements

Before you train as a hematologist, you must complete a degree in medicine and have obtained a MBBS or equivalent qualification. To find information about getting into medical school, visit our applying to medicine pages.

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You then need to complete a two-year foundation programme and then two or three years of core training. After successfully completing your first year of foundation training, you become eligible for registration as a doctor with the General Medical Council (GMC). Foundation training includes undertaking rotations in a range of specialities.

To find information about the Foundation Programme, visit our applying for foundation training page.

Career Path and Progression 

You could apply for a consultant role six months prior to achieving your Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT). You will receive your CCT at the end of your haematology training.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Chemical pathology
  • Histopathology (doctor)
  • Immunology
  • Medical microbiology and virology (doctor)

Required Skills

  • Confident with complex technology and systems/processes
  • good communication skills
  • the ability to work well within a team
  • able to work on your own initiative
  • a desire to promote the well being of others
  • good administration and record keeping abilities
  • accurate and good attention to detail

Salary Range

£28,243 to £74,661

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