**Career Planning resources for Core Trainees** 

 Due to the Covid Pandemic, Round 2 Speciality recruitment has been brought forward and opens on Thurs 26th Nov. Are you currently an Core IMT, Psychiatry or Surgical trainee who may require support and guidance on: 

  • Making an informed higher speciality choice? 
  • Preparing for higher Speciality applications and interviews? 
  • Making the most of a gap year? 

The London Professional Support Unit (Careers) has developed the following resources to support you:


Speciality Specific webpages

These pages contain useful information and links to inform and prepare you for higher speciality applications:


The SCAN Career Planning Model

An online 4 stage plan with downloadble exercises allowing you you reflect on your core needs and priorities and how they may be met within higher speciality as well as identifying areas for research and clarification: SCAN Career Planning Resources


Career Planning for Core Doctors E-Module (eLfH)

This E-module developed with eLfH allows you to consider each stage of the career planning model in more depth with case studies and detailed information and downloadable exercises to aid effective preparation for application and interviews: Career Planning for Core Doctors


GAP Options

There are a variety of options than can be considered to ensure a fulfilling and productive GAP year including fellowships, further study, volunteering and travel opportunities. Further information and resources on all these options can be found here: GAP Resources


1-2-1 virtual Interviews

Many of you will find that the resources listed above will help you resolve your career questions and queries, however if you still feel it would be helpful to explore your career planning and decision making further through weighing up your career or GAP options, we can offer impartial and confidential 1-2-1 appointments with expert career coaches: Careers Application Form

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


[Please further note, this service is free and confidential to doctors training in London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex only]