Welcome to medical careers, the only website in the
UK solely dedicated to helping you make the most of your medical
In this short video Jason Yarrow, one of the Medical Careers team,
gives a quick tour of the site showing you many of the highlights
on the way.
All of the links and information
As a further help here is the text from the video complete
with links to the site highlights Jason shows. Good luck and please
do get in touch if you have any things you'd like to see added.
You will see our site is in useful
We have a place for those who
are CONSIDERING MEDICINE as a career and here
you will find out what to expect, what to consider and how to start
on the road to fulfilling your ambition of becoming a doctor.
For MEDICAL STUDENTS we have guides to enable
you make the most of your studies and to start preparing you for
the various stages that lie ahead as you move from study to working
as a Doctor. We encourage you to consider a logical approach to
career plans and to be ready for the stages and decisions
Our section for POSTGRADUATE
DOCTORS contains all you will need to know about
successfully completing the foundation programme and progressing
onto Specialty or GP training.
The SPECIALTY PAGES contain detailed
information on over 60 specialties with information broken down
into career overview, personal characteristics, training pathways,
workforce statistics that look at the likelihood of success and
demand in a chosen field as well as direct links to further reading
and useful resources. All this information is provided by the
Medical Royal Colleges and is checked frequently to ensure it is
the most current information available.
We also have information and materials
for TRAINERS and CAREER
SPECIALISTS in their specialist roles.
Our free to use online CAREER PLANNING
TOOLS are there to help you in coming to well informed
and realistic decisions about your medical career. This will enable
you to carry out a structured 4 STAGE PLANNING
APPROACH to your career.
To use this section you simply need to
REGISTER on the secure pages. There are
real advantages to registering and it is quick and easy to do. It
enables us to alert you to important news - targeted at specific
users. For example - we alerted F2 doctors when the specialty
recruitment timeline was first available and also to vital date
changes as they occurred.
To receive updates you do need to register.
Our site is secure and data is kept private. If you keep your
details up to date we guarantee only to send you information that
is relevant to you at your current stage of training.
You can opt out of updates at any stage – but
if you do then you may miss out on information that you would find
In addition to this video we have a range of
AUDIO and VIDEO materials
on the site that offer first hand and impartial advice about a
career in medicine. You will find videos ranging from a career in
psychiatry to dispelling the myths about General Practice as a
Finally, we have sections that explore
different routes you can go with your medical training and this
ranges from WORKING ABROAD to taking wider
OPTIONS. We always welcome feedback so please let us
know what you find useful and also what we can do better or things
that are missing.
Please get in touch via the CONTACT US
pages on the site.
I hope you will spend some time exploring the
information that is on offer and that you recommend it to your
friends and colleagues.
We aim to support you throughout your medical
career. Please REGISTER and come back regularly.
Thank you and enjoy your visit.