How to get the medical career you want
Some proactive tips for kick starting your career in 2015
“What would you have done differently as a student, knowing what you know now?” It’s a question I often ask the doctors I meet through my work as a careers consultant, which brings me into contact with people from all over the country, of every age and specialty. The question is generally followed by a look of concentration, often a laugh, and then a pearl of wisdom, as they reflect on the things they wish they’d done to smooth their career path. Here are some of their top answers, which may help you build a successful career from the start.
Take the opportunity to quiz specialists and registrars about a specialty that interests you. Why did you choose this field? What’s the best part of your day? What’s the worst part of your day? What will this specialty look like in five years’ time? If you choose the right