Welcome to the Health Education and Improvement Wales Medical Careers website. The following webpages will help, support and guide you as a Trainee Doctor through your career journey starting at Foundation level right the way through to becoming a Consultant. We are a free, confidential and impartial careers service. 

We know many Doctors now seek flexible careers the same as many other professions and so we have developed the webpages to help support you through your short, medium and long term career goals. 

Just so to put medical careers into context and to help you understand the process we have developed the webpages around the following careers model: 

  • Self assessment (taking a history)
  • Career exploration (examination and options)
  • Decision making (forming a detailed diagnosis)
  • Plan implementation (following through the treatment plan)

 "The Roads to Success" model (Elton, C. & Reid, J., 2009)

Being busy Doctors we realise you sometimes don't have a lot of time to consider your options, decisions often need to made quickly and so we have included some really useful signposting and helpful resources to cover every angle: for those who are already Decided about your career path, those who are Exploring all options or Rethinking your career. 

We wish you well with your career journey and do contact us at: HEIW.medicalcareers@wales.nhs.uk




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General enquiries

03300 585 002


Preparing for Consultant Selection

Find information and book a place on our course for trainees approaching CCT.

More information

Careers Resources

Find quick links to people and resources for your career planning.

More information

Exploring & planning your career

Your career effectiveness will be influenced by the match between you as a person, your role and your work environment.

Self-awareness and personal insight are key to good career planning and choices. Your choice of work in medicine needs to fit and balance with other factors in your life and individual career aspirations also vary.

Go to exploring & planning

Jobs & applications

Progression through a medical career requires readiness for a series of transitions. This means knowing how to:

  • Search for the right job or career opportunity
  • present applications that lead to shortlisting
  • make the best impression at interview or assessment

Please use our range of resources to help you with the relevant stage of the application and selection process you are approaching.

More about jobs and applications

Careers Guidance

There have never been more support structures and processes in place to help you develop your career throughout your training pathway.

As a medical career progresses, sometimes help is needed with challenges such as:

  • Doubts in early months of a new training programme
  • Unsure about a chosen pathway
  • No firm options after a recruitment round
  • Not progressing in chosen pathway
  • Changes in personal circumstances e.g. health, family

Read more about careers guidance

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