Your degree will qualify you to move into the Foundation training programme where, upon successful completion of the first year, you will gain full General Medical Council (GMC) registration to be doctor in training in a labcoat smiling at the cameraa doctor in the UK.

Each academic department has a Careers Consultant based in the Careers Service. These individuals work closely with the departments via a Departmental Careers Adviser (DCA) to provide tailored careers education and events. You can find out more about our team here or view a list of DCAs here. We are always interested to hear your ideas and feedback!

Our consultants and offer one-to-one appointments that can be booked via JobsLive but we strongly recommend that you do some work first, to get the most from any meeting. We’ve put together some resources and reference links below to get you started.

What can you do with Medicine?

  • See the careers pages on Medlearn to find specific events and information from the Medical Careers Team.
  • See what Imperial graduates do for an insight into what other medical graduates have done.
  • Explore different medical specialties and learn about the medical training pathways at Health Careers NHS.
  • Explore alternative careers also through the Health Careers website or through the Prospects website. Start in the Jobs and Work experience dropdown menu and look into either the job sectors or job profiles.
  • Access resources from the career service specific to a range of sectors – see what is available in our sector information.

You might also find the following useful:

  • We run a number of events throughout the year, these include careers fairs, employer presentations, networking events and application workshops. The vast majority are advertised on JobsLive or by department emails. As a student of Medicine you may find our Medical Careers Fair (early November) and our Medical Question times (run throughout the year) of particular interest.
  • Medical students on placement may request a skype or phone one-to-one appointment with the medical careers consultant by contacting us directly.
  • Everyone’s situation is unique but there’re some key steps you can take to develop and progress your career. Check out our Career Planning webpages to better understand your skills and make some tough decisions.