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Need advice on career choice and direction?
Want an external perspective, try NHS Medical Careers
Need 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 looking for individual career help
should initially contact their Educational Supervisor or local
Careers 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
For any general information contact PA: Julie Worthington
tel: 01962 718428
Medical Specialty Training
National Medical Careers Events Calendar
UK Foundation Programme
Careers Specialty Pages
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Medical Forum: Career Planning
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