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Foundation Year 1

To wrap up Medicine on Track for this year, we'll look back at the work we've done in self-assessment and career exploration - the first two stages in our four-part approach to career planning.

Reviewing tasters and preparing for sign-off

6 June 2017

As the end of your FY1 approaches, it's time to look back at what we've already covered in Medicine on Track and think about how you can apply it next year.

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Longlisting options and building your portfolio

24 April 2017

Now it's time to start translating that learning into the very beginnings of a list – admittedly a longlist – of specialty choices which you intend to explore in the future.

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Starting to explore options

14 March 2017

We now need to move onto Stage Two of the four stage approach to career planning: career exploration.

Next steps in self-assessment

31 January 2017

In this module we will investigate two more self-assessment activities that examine your skills and interests, as well as explore how you respond to certain environmental factors.

Preliminary self-assessment tasks

12 December 2016

Self-assessment is the bedrock of making a solid career decision. Spend a decent amount of time on your self-assessment

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Taking a nibble - thinking about tasters

16 November 2016

When you've experienced so few specialties, how can you start to narrow down your specialty choice? What if your preferred specialty rotation is scheduled at the end of FY2, after the application deadline?

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Comparing clinical and career decisions

7 October 2016

Working as a doctor means you’ll quickly get used to making clinical decisions. Interestingly, the framework you use to make them can also be used for making important choices about your career.

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Getting started: surviving the first month

18 August 2016

At last, the day you have been preparing for since starting medical school has arrived - you're finally working as a doctor!

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