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Careers guidance

Doctor talking with a patient

There have never been more support structures and processes in place to help you develop your career throughout your training pathway. As a medical career progresses, help is sometimes needed with:

  • Doubts in early months of a new training programme
  • Unsure about a chosen pathway
  • No firm options after a recruitment round
  • Not progressing in chosen pathway
  • Changes in personal circumstances e.g. health, family
  • Thinking about resigning

In the first instance, there are a range of people at local level who are available to guide of provide advice. Our interactive Career Support Navigation Guide shows you the help available at every stage throughout your medical career at a local, advanced and HEIW level. Just click on the name of the  role in our "pyramid of support" for an explanation of who this is and what kind of query they could help with. The roles include:

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There is a growing number of independent medical career coaches. We suggest you carry out a Google search or check twitter to find options for face to face or remote career coaching.