We aim to provide you with all the advice you need to make informed decisions about your career throughout your early years. We do this through a network of advisors from Educational Supervisors through to Associate Postgraduate Deans.
In addition to the personal advice provided by Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber you may also find the following resources useful.
A national initiative - the site takes you through the four stages of career planning. There's also comprehensive data on each medical specialty including workforce statistics, competition ratios, growth areas and projections about future opportunities. We particulary recommend you to visit the following highlights:
Modernising Medical Careers
Key information regarding specialty training and applications plus national events. Includes links to other relevant websites.
Careers @ BMJ
A wide range of articles about different aspects of career choice, planning and progression, usually written from personal experience.
Health Education / Royal Colleges / Specialties Websites
Increasingly these are being developed and updated regarding career choices and queries, with some excellent FAQ sections. Worth exploring.
The Interactive Career Map
The Wales Deanery (in conjunction with National Leadership Agency for Health) have produced a very useful interactive map of the various routes that may be taken to senior clinical roles - it helps you to make sense of your options.
A generic step by step process to enable you to identify your strengths, values and ethics which can then be mapped against a range of career and specialty options.
Sci59 is an on-line psychometric tool from the Open University designed to help medical students and doctors make career decisions. It can be used to raise your personal awareness of your strengths and weaknesses. It then maps these against the specialties to produce a list of the 10 best matches and the 10 least suitable matches. Most appropriate for use by final year medical students or those in the Foundation years, particularly if you are totally undecided.
There are several methods of accessing this software, your choice will largely depend on where you are training.
For University of Sheffield Medical students, Phase 3a
Please request a login from firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact your local Postgraduate Centre to obtain a login and username. (Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber contacts for N/E Yorks is Emma James)
Alternatively, if you are working in Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber and are a member of the BMA you may find it easier to access Sci59 via the BMA website (see below).
Via the BMA website:
If you are a member of the BMA you can access Sci59 through the Careers Advice section of the BMA website.
To aid your research into the various specialties we have a wealth of information on local training programmes available.