Useful websites for medical careers information

Specialty Training

NHS Health Careers

BMA (British Medical Association) 

BMJ Careers (British Medical Journal) 

The National Recruitment Office for GP Training 

UKFPO (UK Foundation Programme Office) 

Scottish Medical Training  

Medical Training Wales useful information on planning an academic or research career

Useful articles

The road to a clinical academic career (BMJ Careers)

Contributing to medical research as a trainee: the problems and opportunities  (BMJ Careers)

Royal Colleges, Societies and Associations

The College of Emergency Medicine

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine

The Joint Committee on Surgical Training

The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board

The Royal College of Anaesthetists

The Royal College of General Practitioners 

The Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health

The Royal College of Pathologists

The Royal College of Physicians

The Royal College of Psychiatrists

The Royal College of Radiologists

The Royal College of Surgeons 

The UK's Faculty of Public Health

Professional Bodies

The Department of Health

GMC (General Medical Council)  

Well Being and Support

Disabled Doctors Network - Help in Obtaining Professional Equality

Support 4 Doctors

Doctors' Support Network  -  Contact the Doctors' Support Network on 0844 395 3010.  Medical Students have their own group within DSN 

As well as the many useful websites offering careers information, there are various other helpful resources you can access 

Sci59 is an online assessment tool for doctors or medical students. Once the student or trainee has answered all 130 questions, he/she will be provided with a report which states which out of fifty-nine specialties or sub-specialties he or she will be most suited to. In addition it will provide a list of the specialties the student/trainee is least suited to. The assessment report also provides a list of 12 career-related dimensions.


The following books are held in your Trust library and may be borrowed:

  • so you want to be a brain surgeon?, (Simon Eccles, Stephan Sanders)
  • so you want to be a medical mum, (Emma Hill)

The following books are held in the Career Planning department and you may be able to borrow a copy:

  • How to get a specialty training post - the insider's guide, (Danny C G Lim)
  • Getting into Specialty Training, (Philip J Smith, Manoj Ramachandran, Marc A Gladman)
  • Preparing the perfect Medical CV, (Helen Douglas, Vivek Sivarajan & Matt Green)
  • Medical Interviews - a comprehensive guide to CT, ST and Reg interview skills, (Olivier Picard, Dan Wood, Sebastian Yuen)
  • Medical Interviews and Professional Development, (Chinmoy K Maity)
  • The Good GP Training Guide, (Matt Burkes & Alec Logan)
  • Succeeding in your Consultant Medical Interview, (Robert Ghosh)

If you would like to borrow a copy contact the team.

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