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Your career in medicine

Studying medicine doesn’t mean you have all the answers about your career.

In fact, we realise that as a medical student it is not as straightforward as some people would think. You have a number of key decisions to make along the way and finding the right path requires careful thought and planning, as well as accessing accurate, up-to-date information and advice.

In this section you will find useful career planning tools, tips and information to help you prepare yourself for a career in medicine and make the right decisions for your future career pathway.

So whether you are wondering how to write a medical CV, want to find information about working overseas after graduation, or trying to decide which specialty to choose, we've got you covered. 

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Even though you've made the choice to study medicine there are still lots of decisions to be made

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Activities both inside and outside your course will develop your skills and help with future applications


Making the most of the Clinical Phase Student looking at an x-ray

Watch four videos from two F2 doctors, a student and a consultant about making the most of your experiences.

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Find out about Foundation Training and how to apply to a Foundation School


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Find out about choosing a specialty, the specialty training programmes, and how and when to apply

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Routes into clinical academic medicine and how to get involved in research during medical school


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When could you take time out, what you need to think about and who to talk to?

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Ideas and resources if you're thinking about working, travelling or training abroad


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If medicine isn't for you, your degree and skills will open doors to numerous career options

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Advice on when you'll need a CV and what to include in it and in your portfolio


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One of the ways to explore your career options is to talk to doctors in the specialties that interest you

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Helping you to make well-informed, realistic decisions about your future career now and in the future


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