Career management is a core aspect of continuous professional development and is relevant at all stages of your career. All doctors in training within Severn Postgraduate Medical Education (PMGE) are entitled to access free careers information, advice and guidance. The careers services available are:
1-1 Confidential, Impartial Careers Guidance
All doctors in training within Severn Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) are entitled to access free careers information, advice and guidance. If you would like to meet with the PGME Careers Development Specialist to talk through any aspect of your career then you can arrange to have an appointment with Heather Samuel. You may want to talk about:
- Your specialty choice
- Preparing for interviews
- A complete career change
- How to achieve a better work/life balance
- Any other aspect of your career
Careers Guidance aims to help you reach well informed and realistic decisions about your career. It’s not about telling you what to do or finding an instant solution.
Heather is a qualified and experience Careers Development Specialist who adheres to the Career Development Institute's Code of Ethics and the guidance you receive will be both confidential and impartial.
To arrange an appointment, email Heather Samuel. Appointments can be at your place of work or at the Severn PGME.
Careers Advice via email
If your enquiry is regarding information or is a straightforward enquiry, you can email this to the PGME Careers Development Specialist: Heather Samuel.
Please note, the PGME Careers Service does not provide a job vacancy or placing service.
Psychometric assessments are increasingly being used for personal and career development. Heather Samuel, the Careers Development Specialist, is qualified to deliver personality assessments including NEO PI-R, Morrisby, Hogan and Myers-Briggs (MBTI).
Careers Workshops and Teaching Sessions
These are available throughout the year and are usually scheduled to meet external timescales such as recruitment. Sessions include decision-making, approaching career transition points and options such as taking time out from training. Information on these can be found via your Trust, the Foundation School website (bookings via MaxCourse) and the Events page on the Severn PGME website.
Comments, Compliments or Complaints
All doctors in training are encouraged to make comments and suggestions regarding the careers support available to them and may do this through a variety of mechanisms.
- Trainee Survey
- GMC Survey
- In person to their Educational supervisor, Clinical Tutor, Postgraduate Centre Manager, Foundation Programme Manager, Foundation School Director, Deanery Careers Adviser, In person to their Educational Supervisor, Clinical Tutor, Postgraduate Centre Manager, Foundation Programme Manager, Foundation School Director, PGME Careers Development Specialist, Associate Dean for Professional Development or the Postgraduate Dean.
- Evaluation and feedback is also sought via a random sampling survey and this can be completed anonymously.
Comments, compliments and complaints can also be emailed direct to the PGME Careers Development Specialist, Heather Samuel.