Does anyone here know of teachers from a medical background? I am interested because I am a hospital doctor considering a future career change and would be interested in hearing how others have fitted in and what they have thought of the two careers compared to each other (yes, I know the pay is worse!) What sort of hours are most science teachers putting in and how much of your holidays are you working? Does that figure improve as you get more experienced? Are most of you still enjoying your job 10yrs or more into it? As a quick aside, I am interested in bringing the applied science (covering many physical, chemical and biological processes) that I do everyday to the classroom as a series of presentations. I already teach on some medical courses and have CRB clearance. It strikes me I might be able to get classroom experience at the same time towards any future PGCE application. Would there be any serious flaws towards me approaching schools on this basis?