Posts Tagged ‘Careers advice’

Career targets: what’s the important stuff?

The dreadful weather we have been having may be good for the garden but it has probably prompted many of us think about leaving our umbrellas behind and pl...

Knowing yourself is vital to good career choices

Medicine is generally an outward-looking profession where your focus is on the other person but when it comes to your career, you’ll need to turn that di...

Where do you want your medical career to go?

“If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.” This  maxim from the late Laurence Peter, author of the Peter Pri...

Job planning for consultants: a collaborative approach

Guidance on consultant job planning has been released following agreement between the BMA and NHS Employers. Managers and consultants will need to work ev...

Communicating with colleagues – advice for hospital doctors

The MDU has developed new guidance for doctors embarking on their first consultant post. In the third of a series of articles guiding you through the more ...

Developing leadership skills – guidance for new consultants

The MDU has developed new guidance for doctors embarking on their first consultant post. In the first of a series of articles guiding doctors through the c...

Going on medical elective: a guide for students

Most students complete their medical elective during their fourth or fifth year at medical school. They can be undertaken in the UK or overseas. It is up ...

Applying for Clinical Excellence Awards – guidance for doctors

Clinical Excellence Awards (CEAs) are intended to financially reward consultants who perform over and above the standard expected of their role. Consultant...

How to move into medical research – guidance for doctors

There are various reasons why doctors consider carrying out a research project: to learn new things; to improve career progression; for a change in life st...

Advice for doctors wanting to work abroad

One of the great benefits of being a doctor is the development of geographically transportable skills. UK-trained doctors are often in demand in other coun...

Whistleblowing – raising concerns in the NHS

Whistleblowing is the popular term applied to a situation where an employee raises concerns to people who have the power and presumed willingness to take c...