Foundation Doctors


The SCAN Career Planning Model 

This career planning model sets out a 4-stage structure for your career planning.

Click on the links below to access short exercises and links to extra information:

  • Self Awareness supports you in considering what is important to you in your career

  • Career Exploration lets you consider resources and strategy needed to inform the decisions you are making

  • Arriving at your decision allows you to weigh up the options

  • Next Steps helps you plan the actions you need to take to submit a good application to specialty or other post foundation option

## NEW! FY Career Planning webinars on Self awarenessOption exploration, Making decisions and Speciality applications and Interviews now available ##

HEE Foundation Training Overview 

Career Planning for Foundation Doctors E-Module (eLfH)

  • hosted by elfh (e-learning for healthcare)

  • includes 4 short modules to represent each of the stages in the SCAN model

  • supported by a workbook which contains many of the exercises on our website and more (please see link below to download a copy).   

  • details of how to access these modules can be found here: Career Planning for Foundation Doctors


F3 Options


Careers Guidance Appointments

  • Professional Support Unit offers impartial and confidential 1-2-1 appointments with  careers consultants

  • these can focus thinking about your opportunties, decisions or preparing for interviews

  • follow  Careers Application Form

[Please note we will not be able to give advice and guidance on the Oriel application process during 1-2-1 appointments- Please refer to the resources listed below]


PGDME Portal

This London Deanery portal gives specific links and FAQs on both speciality and recruitment queries: