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National Medical Careers Website: www.medicalcareers.nhs.uk Jason Yarrow Senior Careers Adviser KSS Deanery firstname.lastname@example.org
Overview • Web-based resources for medical careers • www.medicalcareers.nhs.uk – Features • Career Planning model • Future Developments • How you can get involved
Careers and web based resources • Telephone survey of 3000 UK graduate doctors. • 73% used web based resources • 50% received advice while at Medical School • Survey of UK Graduate doctors: January 2006 – A research report • for GMC • 10 year longitudinal study of doctors (435 surveyed) • 95% of those that had received careers advice found it was useful • 2006 Co-hort study of medical graduates: 3rd report. June 2009
Medical web based resources – an overview • Various websites with careers information embedded in • them: • Medical Schools • Deaneries • NHS • MMC • NHS Careers • Royal Colleges • UKFPO • Prospects • BMJ Careers • BMA
NHS Medical Careers Website: www.medicalcareers.nhs.uk • Mission statement : • “By 2011, any medical student, doctor in training, or provider of career support who has a careers question relating to working as a doctor will go to this website first”
www.medicalcareers.nhs.uk • General Information • Career Planning Tools • Career Options • Specialty Pages • Over 60 specialties • Overviews • Working Life • Personal Charactersitics • Postgraduate Pathway • Workforce Statistics • Links to Royal Colleges & Further Reading • Tools and Resources
NHS Medical Careers Webiste: www.medicalcareers.nhs.uk • The website follows the framework pictured below to help you to make an informed career decision:
has an interactive tools to help you with this stage. • Personal influences • Careers values • Personality type • Environmental Factors • Interests • Skills • contains guidance on using your Sci59 and your MBTI results
Information/guidance on how to research your options • A resources list for in depth research • Information on careers fairs and how to get the most from them • Information on academic medicine as an option
Guidance on making good decisions • Advice on different approaches to making decisions • Some decision making tools • e.g. the SWOT analysis; Pros and cons analysis; the decision-making matrix
Guidance on: • writing applications forms • preparing your CV • interviews • assessment centres • portfolios
How the website will develop in the future Ideas being developed include…
More ideas are being developed: • An ‘Ask the panel’ section, users can email questions into a panel – the answers to be shown on the website • Videos – examples: Getting ready for specialty recruitment; A day in the life of a trainee GP • Guest blogs - for example a week in the life of… • Regional features – e.g. working in Wales • A virtual hospital – to demonstrate how many doctors there are of each specialty in a typical hospital
Focus group • We are currently recruiting for a focus group for the NHS medical careers website. Please read the leaflets we have distributed if you are interested. • Many thanks for listening! Thank you