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Careers Support

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

Medical Students

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.

Foundation Doctors

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.

The Foundation Programme website also has a range of careers information.

Staff Grade and Associate Specialists

Information for Staff Grade and Associate Specialists

One to One Support in Oxford Deanery

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 appropriate.

One to One Support in the Wessex Deanery

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.

Policy Documents

 

Barbara Wallis; Careers Lead


NHS Careers | Career Development Strategy | Health Advice: Drs & Dentists | Glossary of Career Terms | Choosing Your Direction | Career Support Interviews | MedicCareers Workshops | Writing a Good Application | Writing a Good CV | Medical Training Programmes

Useful Links

Medical Specialty Training

Quick Guide to Specialty Training 2010

National Medical Careers Events Calendar 2010

UK Foundation Programme

NHS Medical Careers Specialty Pages

Training to be a Physician

Surgical Career Stories

Specialty Career Podcasts

Gold Guide to Postgraduate Specialty Training 2009

Medical Training Programmes in Oxford and Wessex

Less Than Full Time Training in Oxford Deanery

Out of Programme Experience (OOP)

Overseas Doctors and Dentists

GMC FAQs on Licensing and Revalidation

NHS Careers

Medical Forum: Career Planning Support for Medical Professionals

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