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Your degree will qualify you to move into the Foundation Programme where, upon successful completion of the first year, you will gain full General Medical Council (GMC) registration to be a 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 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 have 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.
  • Your medical degree also prepares for a range of portfolio careers or going into an alternative career. Explore these through the Medic Footprints  website or the Prospects website. Start in the Jobs and Work experience dropdown menu and search either the job sectors or job profiles.

Further support

Career planning takes time and can sometimes feel overwhelming. It is a good idea to set aside a small amount of time on a regular basis to maintain momentum. Below are some things you might also find useful:

  • Visit the 'past events' section of the Careers Medlearn website to hear about exploring specialities, creating a portfolio, alternative medical careers and developing your CV.
  • Find out how to connect with the Imperial Medical Careers team to book one to one appointments and receive specific information.
  • We run a number of events throughout the year, including 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.