Career Resources and Links
Resources and links
The College Careers team provides schools and individuals with a number of resources which are also available for download below. We can also try to put teachers in touch with local surgeons and medical students to support careers fairs and local events.
Careers in Surgery
Careers in Surgery is a comprehensive guide to planning a surgical career. This is a useful resource for medical students and foundation trainees who are interested in surgery. As well as providing a comprehensive guide to starting on your surgical career, the booklet also contains case studies from surgeons and a handy resource section. The guide can also be a useful for international medical graduates who are looking to come and train in the UK.
So You Want to be a Surgeon provides information and advice to school students interested in applying to medical school and pursuing careers in surgery.
- Learning in Operating Theatres - Provides an introduction on what to expect when you go into theatre, how to prepare and how to behave. Aimed at medical school students and other first-time visitors to theatre.
- Women in Surgery - Either visit the WinS pages or download this flyer and application form
- Exams Guidance - Contains candidate guidance in relation to applying for surgical and dental exams administered by the RCS.
Schools programme information pack
We are in the process of writing an information resource pack to help trainees organise careers days in their trusts for local schools. This work is in progress and the resource pack will be available shortly. If you are interesting in receiving a copy of the pack please email us.
Aside from the information on getting into medical school on our website you may find these resources useful.
- The British Medical Association: ‘how to become a doctor’ is a useful resource, the medical A-Z is also a good source of information.
- The Bright Journals: A fantastic resource for all areas from application, keeping up to date with latest stories, profiles of medical students etc. Key area is the Library.
- Student BMJ: Useful to keep up to date with ‘Medical’ stories.
- UCAS: for information relating to specific courses, and online application.
- Direct Gov for information on funding, grants/loans etc.
- BBC: For current affairs.
- So you want to be a doctor is a great website giving you more information about everything you need to know before applying to medical school.