A BMA article published last Friday states that hundreds of medical students are still waiting for a place to start their Foundation Year medical training.The programme has been over-subscribed for the last five years.
I can fully imagine how soul destroying it must be after completing years at university to then find it difficult to find a place to complete the Foundation Years.
Often though, when we find ourselves in this situation, it can be because we are supposed to look at other options. A classic example of this would be for example; being fired or made redundant from a job that you were not passionate about, only to find something wonderful a few months later.
For those that are committed to a career medicine, then you should of course continue waiting for a place to train – sometimes we do have to be a little patient. You could consider enhancing your CV by diversifying your career and/or developing other skills outside medicine; during your practice or within career breaks.
For those that are not sure, there are so many opportunities out there and let’s not forget how highly a medical degree is regarded! All of those skills and extra-curricular activities are transferable – want to go and work in the City? Want to set up your own business? Become a journalist? You can do it! Time to start thinking,
What do I feel passionate about?!
Then from there, the only person standing in your way is YOU
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