The choice of your specialty is a decision which
is going to affect the rest of your career, so thorough research is
critical. Don’t rely on preconceptions. Before opting for a
particular area you should have a considerable knowledge not just
of the specialty, but the environment in which you’ll be working
and the patients you will be treating..
In this section we look at ways in which you can research your
future career options and examine alternatives to clinical practice
or working in the NHS. We also have information on other subjects
such as medical training abroad and working less than full-time.
(Look to the left-hand pane to navigate to the information).
Tools and resources
Here you'll find other sources of information
and advice that will help you in your decision making about your
future career. These resources will provide you with further
details about career planning, choosing a specialty and
postgraduate medical training. Links to useful sites include links to the
medical royal colleges, regulatory authorities and local
education and training boards (LETBs), as well as a list of books you may find helpful.
tools and resources