The Medical Careers team has produced a number of
video and audio podcasts. The audio content is the same in both but
you may find the audio file quicker to load on your
computer. Here are the video
A Surgical Career
Our latest two audios look at a career in
surgery from two perspectives - for those who have decided and
those still to make a decision. We speak to Mr Chris Munsch,
chairman of the Joint Committee on Surgical Training
and a senior surgical consultant.
You can listen to the audios here.
A Career in Psychiatry
This audio considers the career of a
psychiatrist. We talk to Professor Simon Wessely for a
personal insight into how to approach a career in
(This audio-cast lasts 7 min 19 secs)
Coffee with the Consultants
Two consultants, Dr Hazel Adams and Dr
Peter Martin from Health Education KSS give personal
insights into careers in anaesthetics and paediatrics.
(This audio-cast lasts for 8 min 42 secs)
Newly qualified GP, Hannah Lambert, talks about
why she chose general practice and describes a typical day in
the life of a GP.
(This audio-cast lasts 8 mins 11 secs)
Making the most of
ST1 paediatrics trainee, James Murphy talks about
how to make the most out of the foundation training years and the
opportunities it gives.
(This audio-cast lasts 4 mins 51 secs)
We have links to several audio-casts, produced
BMJ Careers have produced the following
These podcasts were recorded at the BMJ Careers Fair in
The podcasts below were recorded at the BMJ Careers Fair
in 2011. You can either listen to the embedded player by clicking
on the play symbol, or click on the podcast's title to download
Interview with Dr Mary Fortune Working in Western
Australia (14 Oct 2011)
Highland GP Doctor Mary Fortune talks about
her experiences of working in Western Australia and what it was
like to make a television documentary.
Interview with Dr Steve Mowle Career opportunities in general
practice (14 Oct 2011)
Steve Mowle talks applying for GP training,
competition ratios, number of posts available, careers
opportunities and life as a GP.
Interview with Steve Buggle A quick guide to specialty recruitment
2012 (14 Oct 2011)
Steve Buggle covers the key facts in applying
for specialty training in 2012, what's changed and how to navigate
the recruitment process.
Interview with Catherine Walker and Corisha Brain, Immigration New
Zealand Living and working in New Zealand (14 Oct 2011)
This podcast gives an overview of what it
would be like to work in New Zealand, include the Kiwi lifestyle,
finding a job and getting the right visa.
Interview with Sally Blake Making sense of the medical career
pathway (14 Oct 2011)
What really happens after foundation
training? Confused by talk of pathways, core, run-through, LATs and
LASs? This podcast will explain all, dispel myths and demonstrate
the interactive career map.
Interview with Dr Louis Christie, New South Wales, Australia A
great place to live and work (14 Oct
This podcast is aimed at health professionals
who are interested in living and working in New South Wales
Australia. It outlines the benefits of living and working in
metropolitan, regional or rural settings, and employment
opportunities within the NSW Health public health system.
Interview with Dr Jeremy Levy Core medical training and
beyond (14 Oct 2011)
Dr Jeremy Levy talks about core medical
training and where that can lead to for anyone who wishes to
undertake the two years of training. He covers routes in to CMT,
the nature of rotations and programmes, and all the possible exit
routes for those who have finished the training programme.
Interview with Dr Andrew Long Maintaining your portfolio
(14 Oct 2011)
Andrew Long talks about how to use
portfolios, supported by an understanding of the evidence base from
his profession. The use of portfolios within medical training is
now accepted although there is still controversy over their use and
means of collation. This podcast will aims to aid you in developing
your own future proof portfolio.
Interview with Dr Caroline Elton Building career
resilience (14 Oct 2011)
Caroline Elton talks through how to increase
one's careers resilience when faced with the inevitable setbacks of
life. This can be anything from failing exams, events in one's
personal life, or ill health.
These podcasts were recorded from the BMJ Careers fair
What does clinical leadership mean for
doctors starting out in postgraduate training? Tim Swanwick,
director of professional development at Health Education London
LETB, considers what makes for effective leadership development and
why it is increasingly important for front line clinicians to take
responsibility for leading their teams, departments, and healthcare
Relocating to British Columbia, Canada: What you need to
know (21 Oct 2010) Health
Match British Columbia's Susan Hill and Pamela Adamchuk explain how
to make a seamless transition to working as a physician in British
Medical training in Wales (21 Oct
2010) Hilary Sharp (project manager for the Welsh
Assembly Government) and Sally Blake (career development adviser at
Cardiff University) discuss why trainees should apply for
programmes in Wales.
Getting the most out of being a GP (21 Oct 2010) Steve Mowles talks about his life as a
general practitioner - combining inner city practice with teaching
and training, as well as national and international activities with
the Royal College of General Practitioners. Steve has also worked
in Australia and as a P&O ship's doctor.
Working in Canada, Thriving in Saskatchewan (21 Oct 2010) Promoting the merits of Saskatchewan,
Canada, Kim Mock (senior recruitment consultant at Saskatchewan
Ministry of Health) appeals to physicians to relocate there.
Ten principles of career change (21
Oct 2010) Having successfully made the jump from medicine to
a career outside it, Giles Croft talks about practical steps
everyone can take towards their ideal vocation.
Medical career minded (21 Oct
2010) In the diverse landscape of medical training,
psychology can be an important tool. Caroline Elton, head of
careers advice and planning at Health Education London LETB, talks
about how to use psychology to your advantage and the role of
chance in a medical career.