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Monday 25 January

Employability Service

Your Career Options

School of Medicine

Itís never too early to start thinking about your career.

Follow the School of Medicine Timeline to make sure youíre doing all you can to stand out from the crowd when you apply for placements, foundation training, speciality training and the medical job market once you graduate

Year 1

  • Log in to the employability and careers portal
  • Take a skills test in the portal
  • Register with the employment bureau for opportunities such as student ambassador work
  • Professionalism for medical students/doctors
  • Follow employability on social media
  • Join a society/become a course representative
  • Volunteer and build your experience
  • Get involved with uni life, sports and projects
  • Identify your skills by taking a skills audit
  • Skills for foundation doctors
  • Star technique for building examples of skills – preparing for foundation training
  • Drafting your cv.

What to do in Year 1

Year 2

  • Explore your skills, values, interests and personality – link to specialities
  • Explore your career options with a careers adviser
  • Create your linkedin profile
  • Update your cv
  • Build on your voluntary and other experience.

What to do in Year 2

Year 3

  • Start the anglian ruskin employability programme – discover how it can be useful for you
  • Preparing for transition into placements
  • Getting the most from your clinical placement
  • Realities of placements
  • Finalise your cv for placement
  • Continue to volunteer and build your experience
  • Apply for placements.

What to do in Year 3

Year 4

  • Preparation for foundation year applications
  • Applying for foundation training
  • Sjt (situational judgement test)
  • Choosing a foundation school
  • Placement rotations
  • Build on your voluntary and other experience
  • Attend medical conferences.

What to do in Year 4

Year 5

  • Apply for foundation training – how to apply and timetable
  • Placement rotations
  • Transition to foundation training
  • Continue onto foundation training.

What to do in Year 5

Medical Training Programme

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