If you are currently a medical student, you will already know a little about surgery as a career and how your training might progress immediately after medical school.
However, you may not yet have made definite plans about your future career, and may not yet know how to make that decision or how to put your plans into action.This section will help you to do this.
Medical school is an excellent time for you to explore your options and to start planning your career. There are many opportunities you can take while still a student that will aid your future career as a surgeon. The following pages outline some of these and what you can be doing now to ensure your success in the future.
Medical students and those involved in their teaching will find the national undergraduate curriculum in surgery helpful. Students and foundation trainees can find out more about what a career in surgery is like by reading our careers in surgery booklet below.