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The careers pages contains information for doctors and dentists
within the Oxford and Wessex Deaneries as they develop their
careers. It also has external links to other websites that can
help if you are part of the wider health workforce.
There is information for doctors regarding career choice and direction, making a good
application, links to other careers pages, such as NHS Medical Careers, and
advice for trainees and managers regarding health and sickness.
The best time to begin researching and planning your career path
is in your third or fourth year of medical school - this will give
you time to explore your own strengths and areas for development.
It will also help you to make the most of opportunities that come
your way.You will also find a useful set of self-assessment
exercises on NHS Medical Careers, along
with wide-ranging information on different specialties.
During your Foundation training, you will be offered two free
MedicCareers workshops, one in each of your
Foundation years. Foundation doctors taking part have commented on
how welcome it has been to have some time devoted to them and their
career concerns. Some Foundation doctors find using
Sci59 useful if they are torn between a number of specialties.
Look at the specialty pages of NHS Medical Careers where
for a wide range of specialties and subspecialties there are
details of the training pathway, workforce statistics, case
studies, and a section on working life.
Foundation Programme website also has a range of careers
Information for Staff Grade and Associate Specialists
Trainee doctors and dentists in the Oxford Deanery looking for
individual career help should talk to their Educational Supervisor
in the first instance, but can contact the Career Development Unit (CDU)
for confidential support. Doctors and dentists in non training
roles should contact their Clinical Supervisor, their Trust's
Director of Medical Education, or the CDU, as
Trainee doctors and dentists in Wessex Deanery looking for
individual career help should initially contact their
Educational Supervisor or local Career Lead for support.
Doctors and dentists in non-training roles should contact their
Clinical Supervisor, their Trust's Director of Medical Education,
or the local Career Lead, as appropriate.
Barbara Wallis; Careers Lead
Medical Specialty Training
Quick Guide to Specialty Training 2010
National Medical Careers Events Calendar 2010
UK Foundation Programme
Careers Specialty Pages
Training to be a Physician
Specialty Career Podcasts
Gold Guide to Postgraduate Specialty Training 2009
Medical Training Programmes in Oxford and Wessex
Full Time Training in Oxford Deanery
Out of Programme Experience (OOP)
Overseas Doctors and Dentists
GMC FAQs on Licensing and Revalidation
Medical Forum: Career Planning
Support for Medical Professionals
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