As well as the many useful websites offering careers information, there are various other helpful resources you can access.


The following books can be borrowed from the library or academy in your Trust. Alternatively, you may be able to borrow a copy from the Deanery.

  • How to get a Specialty Training Post: The Insider’s Guide (Danny C.G.Lim)
  • Medical Interviews: A Comprehensive Guide to CT, ST and Registrar Interview Skills
  • Medical Interviews (O.Picard and D.Wood)
  • The Consultant Interview (S.Watkin and A.Vincent)
  • Professional Practice for Foundation Doctors (J.McKimm and K.Forrest)
  • So you want to be a Brain Surgeon? (S.Eccles and S.Sanders)
  • So you want to be a Medical Mum? (E.Hill)
  • The Doctors Communication Handbook (P.Tate)
  • What are you feeling Doctor? (L.Southgate et al)
  • A Career Companion to becoming a General Practitioner (P.Hutt and S.Park)
  • Develop your Interpersonal and Self-Management Skills (K.Stainsby)
  • Medical Interviews and Professional Development (C. Kumar Maity)
  • Oxford Handbook for Foundation Programme (T. Raine et al)
  • Prescription for change: For Doctors who want a Life (S.Kersley)
  • ABC of change for Doctors (S.Kersley)
  • Opportunities and Options in Medical Careers (J.Temple et al)
  • Careers Options in General Practice (R.Macdonald et al)
  • Survival Skills for Doctors and their Families (R.Chambers et al)
  • What Colour is your Parachute? (R.Bolles)

Contact the Careers Advisor if you wish to enquire about borrowing a Deanery copy. 

Psychometric Assessments

Psychometric assessments are increasingly being used for personal and career development. Heather Samuel, the Careers Advisor, is qualified to deliver personality assessments including NEO P-IR, Hogan and Myers-Briggs (MBTI).

All psychometric assessments are confidential, do not appear on your educational and training records and are stored securely in line with strict codes of confidentiality and ethics.

If you would like to know more about this, please contact Heather

Career Interest Inventories

These can be helpful when considering options, particularly if you are interested in exploring alternatives to medicine.  The most widely known medical career interest inventory is Sci59, however this is less useful as you progress through the training ladder and is probably of most value to those still at medical school or in F1.

The Deanery does not pay for access to Sci59 but your Trust may do so. The BMA also provide free access to their members.

If you are considering a career outside of medicine you should contact the Careers Advisor for information about how to access Career Interest Inventories, such as ‘Prospects Planner’ and’ Adult Directions’

For suggestions of other careers that use your medical skills see 'useful websites'.