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Transferable skills: From the Clinical to the Creative

Blog by Dr. Patrice Baptiste During the foundation programme I decided that a gap year was the next step for me; I wanted to take some time out to decide if I still wanted to work as a doctor and if so how I could further my career. I’d always wanted to be a doctor […]

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The Dangers of Alternative Careers Lists for Doctors

Before finally making my career transition, I regularly searched Google for “alternative careers for doctors”. There are multiple sites with lists of alternative options for those with a medical degree. Google search returns nearly nine million articles on this topic! But what if none of the options on these numerous lists seems “right”? Does it […]

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Truth You’d Rather Not Hear About Your Career

When I was leaving Medicine, there were three types of reactions from others: (a) “Are you mad? After all those years of training? What’s wrong with you?” (b) “Mmm… I can see why… I wish I could do the same…” (c) “Amazing! Go for it!” One of the hardest things during my career transition was […]

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Alternative Careers for Doctors: 6 Stumbling Blocks

With the NHS being in the state of flux, there have been fears about a medical “brain drain” (12% Increase In The Numbers Of Doctors Considering Working Abroad and 5000 Doctors Considering Leaving the UK). Yet the NHS continues to survive thanks to the altruism of the frontline staff who put their patients first, often […]

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A Career Development Secret To Stop Doctors Being Struck Off

Earlier this week, a story about Dr Ed Holloway “moonlighting as an international equestrian commentator” sparked a massive debate in the national media (Daily Telegraph 22/10/2014) as well as on Social Media. Watching a video  of Dr Holloway giving a short interview at the Stregom Horse Trials 2012, I observed a young man speaking with […]

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