Applying for your first job
How to achieve success in applying to the UK foundation programme 2010
- By: Jasdeep Gill, Manoj Ramachandran, Rajesh Kumar, Sukhjinder Nijjer
The end of your time at medical school is an apprehensive but exciting time. Medical school should have prepared you for life as a junior doctor, but little attention is given to the crucial final hurdle of getting your first job.
The UK medical application system has seen much reform over the past five years. The national online foundation application system was introduced in 2006 to facilitate applications to other deaneries and to make the application process more transparent. Historically, medical students were expected to remain within the area where they trained, and applications were often made for jobs in hospitals where the student had experience as an undergraduate and to consultants they were familiar with. The national online system, however, means that the process is completely anonymous and your job may be somewhere you have never worked or lived before.
This article offers guidance to help you complete your