Career planning is the process of making and implementing career decisions. Ideally you should start the process in medical school well before your final year.

To help you with this process Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education have developed a career planning service. The team provide a range of services to enable medical students and doctors to proactively plan their careers. During your time in the Peninsula you can access information, advice and guidance in the following ways: 

  • 1:1 confidential career guidance meetings
  • Careers events that focus on specific specialties
  • Career planning workshops
  • Mock interview sessions
  • E-advice
  • Careers information via this website

Where possible the services mentioned above are delivered where you are working or studying.

Our service is impartial, confidential and individually geared to meet your needs in a flexible way.

1:1 Career Guidance Meetings

Career guidance is the process that enables you to make a well informed realistic decision about your future career.

You are welcome to discuss anything that relates to your medical career planning, this can also include career change.

To request a meeting contact the Career Planning team   and link to booking appointment when ready

Careers Events

Throughout the year we run a number of specialty specific career events. Details of local and national career events are advertised through our career web pages. 

Career Planning Workshops

Timetabled career planning workshops aimed at Foundation doctors and medical students.

We also offer application form and interview technique workshops at all levels of study and training.

Mock Interview

We can offer you the opportunity to have a confidential mock interview with immediate feedback. The interview can be filmed to DVD, so that you can critique your performance in your own time! The mock interview mirrors the interview process currently used in specialty selection centres for posts at different stages of training including consultant level. 

E-advice

Email your enquiry to the careers team