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Careers support for F 1 s Dr Ian Barton, Medical Careers Lead NHS East of England Multi-Professional Deanery Meeting name : date
Aims • Introduce you to concept of careers support • Explain a template for use in career support for medical students and Foundation Programme trainees
Careers Support • What is it? • When will you need it? • Why is it suddenly so important?
Ownership • • Self Awareness Self Determination Locus of control Become an adult learner – Reflective practice – Every encounter is a learning opportunity
Escalation Pathway for careers support • Level 1 – Yourselves • Level 2 – Educational Supervisors • Level 3 – Trust Careers Leads • Level 4 – Deanery Advisors/Groups
Getting the Most out of Careers Support What exactly do I need at the present time? How can this be achieved?
Meeting with an “Advisor” Ground rules: • Facilitative • Your advisor won’t know everything!
Career Aspirations • What do you want to do? • What don’t you want to do?
Career Decisions Are there any stresses influencing your ability to make a considered judgement?
Barriers to Progression Review Person Specification(s) Lack of: • Qualification • Competency • Life Skill
360° Approach • • • Desires and Fears Personality Qualifications Skills Experience Finances
Resources • • Own experience Local specialists/trainees Aptitude / psychometric tests National website (www. medicalcareers. nhs. uk) Deaneries, Schools, College BMJ Careers Medical Forum (www. medicalforum. com) Books etc
Action Plan • Where do I want to be? • What do I need to do to get there?
Goal setting and Action Planning • • You should be leading Immediate and long term SMART targets Specific Measurable Agreed (Achievable) Realistic Time-based
Why and when to use the form • • • Puts you in charge Evaluates where you are Provides a framework Develops a plan Acts as an agenda for a careers meeting Record for your portfolio
Keep Building Your Portfolio • Buy a box file to keep paper evidence in • Get certificates or other evidence for everything you do • Thank you cards • Complaints • Keep your e. Portfolio up to date – Particularly reflective sections – Put something in it every week
CV Enhancement • Career Focussed • Relevant experience – Attachments, tasters • Relevant WPBAs, Audits, Publications • Courses • Exams
Some Points to Consider • • Location vs Speciality trainees vs speciality doctors Expansion of primary care Reduction in training numbers in many specialities, especially surgery • It’s very competitive out there!