As well as the many useful websites offering careers information, there are various other helpful resources you can access.



There are a wide range of careers books available, many of which are available in your Trust Library, Academy or Postgraduate Centre.

The following are suggestions which have been found useful by other doctors:

  • How to get a Specialty Training Post: The Insider’s Guide (Danny C.G.Lim)
  • Medical Interviews: A Comprehensive Guide to CT, ST and Registrar Interview Skills
  • The Consultant Interview (S.Watkin and A.Vincent)
  • Professional Practice for Foundation Doctors (J.McKimm and K.Forrest)
  • So you want to be a Brain Surgeon? (S.Eccles and S.Sanders)
  • So you want to be a Medical Mum? (E.Hill)
  • The Doctors Communication Handbook (P.Tate)
  • What are you feeling Doctor? (L.Southgate et al)
  • Develop your Interpersonal and Self-Management Skills (K.Stainsby)
  • Medical Interviews and Professional Development (C. Kumar Maity)
  • Oxford Handbook for Foundation Programme (T. Raine et al)
  • Prescription for change: For Doctors who want a Life (S.Kersley)
  • ABC of change for Doctors (S.Kersley)
  • Opportunities and Options in Medical Careers (J.Temple et al)
  • Careers Options in General Practice (R.Macdonald et al)
  • Survival Skills for Doctors and their Families (R.Chambers et al)

Psychometric Assessments

Psychometric assessments are increasingly being used for personal and career development. Heather Samuel, the Careers Development Specialist, is qualified to deliver personality assessments including NEO PI-R, Morrisby, Hogan and Myers-Briggs (MBTI).

All psychometric assessments are confidential, do not appear on your educational and training records and are stored securely in line with strict codes of confidentiality and ethics.

If you would like to know more about this, please contact Heather

Career Interest Inventories

These can be helpful when considering options, particularly if you are interested in exploring alternatives to medicine.  The most widely known medical career interest inventory is Sci59, however this is less useful as you progress through the training ladder and is probably of most value to those still at medical school or in F1. Your Medical School or Trust may be able to provide access to this.

If you are considering a career outside of medicine you should contact the Careers Development Specialist for information about how to access Career Interest Inventories.