Category: Career

How to plan your FY3

FY3 refers to time spent out of training after completing the foundation programme i.e. the year after FY2. In this article, we hope to give you an overview of the process of planning your F3, highlighting important resources to help you get started. As this is the article our audience has asked for most, we

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Maximise Points for Specialty Applications

With the recent removal of additional degrees counting for points towards all specialty applications for 2023 recruitment, it’s now even more important to build one’s portfolio to maximise points for specialty applications. How can you prioritise the easiest to obtain points? How can you do this without being frustrated by the tickbox exercise? Find something

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Junior Doctor Pay Calculator

We’ve created a junior doctor pay calculator which will help you better understand your salary, how much tax you’ll pay, student loans & contributions to NHS pensions. Top Finance Tips Locums are a great way to earn some extra money. Check out our page on the best way to find locums. Make sure you claim

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Applying to Occupational Medicine

Occupation medicine is a fantastic specialty and one with a huge variety of opportunities. In this article, we discuss this in-depth and give you an idea of what it involves. Why do Occupational Medicine? Occupational Medicine is a specialty that focuses on the impact of health on work, and the impact of work on health.

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Applying to Psychiatry Training

Do you have an interest in human behaviour? Did you go into medicine to speak to patients? Are you looking for variety in your work? Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives? Then Psychiatry could be for you! Why Psychiatry? Psychiatry is a wonderful speciality for anyone who has an interest in

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Applying to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a mouthful (no pun intended), but you may have heard of it referred to as OMFS or, more affectionately, Maxfacs. A speciality of the head and neck, you will often hear Maxfacs trainees joke about how their job starts above the clavicle. Introduction My own path started when I heard

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Preparing for the Situational Judgement Test

Preparing for the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) exam can be quite daunting. It makes up 50% of your Foundation Programme application and thus has the largest weight of any one exam on your ranking. People will tell you that you can’t prepare for it or preparing will make you do worse. Some will advise their

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Applying to Paediatrics

On the one hand, you wear a Disney lanyard, with a pocket stuffed with stickers, on the other, you are dealing with what is internationally referred to as the most precious of lives. Child medicine requires the silly and light-heartedness in parallel with the calm and intense – if that appeals to you, you’re already

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Applying to Core Surgical Training (CST)

Surgical training has a variety of work to get involved in as well as having many sub-specialties within it. The field is constantly advancing with the use of robotic surgery etc. and is certainly a specialty that those who like visual elements to their work, will enjoy. In this article, we discuss surgical training including

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Applying to Radiology

Radiology is a very exciting and innovative field of medicine. Radiologists have such an important role in the investigation of a patient’s condition and the field is becoming increasingly popular. In this article, we discuss what is great about radiology, how you can apply and how to put in a competitive application. Why Radiology? Now

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