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CAREERS SEMINAR PROGRAMME

Date: Friday 4 October 2019

Audience: This programme is open to all grades and specialties

Three main streams which will help you identify which sessions are beneficial for you to attend:

Career Essentials
Getting ready for your next step? Our career essentials sessions will help you analyse what’s on offer and present yourself as the best candidate for the position.

Tools for Taking Control
Feeling overwhelmed in your current role? Come and learn practical tips on managing your workload, leading a team and so you can achieve a better work life balance.

Broadening Horizons
Where could your career take you? These sessions will look at changing career paths, relocating within the UK and abroad, and exploring the diverse and exciting pathways a career in medicine can lead.

Career Essentials
Tools for Taking Control
Broadening Horizons
9:45-10:15
Explore the Careers Fair

Why not take the time to:

– View the hundreds of job vacancies and meet and engage with the organisations currently recruiting. Find out what skills and qualifications they are looking for, ask questions and discuss the roles available whether you are interested in relocating in the UK or abroad, looking to diversify into a portfolio career or want to know more about the specialties.

10:15-10:55
Understanding Medical Careers

Confused by talk of career pathways and the various roles and grades in the NHS- core, run-through, LAT and F3?

– When can you take a career break?
– How much flexibility is there really in a medical career?
– What are all the options?

This workshop will explain all, dispel myths and get you thinking about how to optimise your personal career pathway. Come and ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask.

Room: Theatre 1
Seminar sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb

Session details to be announced soon.

The journey from new leader to NHS leader

Medical leadership and quality improvement have become an integral part of medical practice and a distinct career pathway. How can you develop this at work and what are your options to steer your career in this direction?

Speakers:
Dr Ian Collings, Interim Deputy Postgraduate Dean, HEIW
Dr Andrew Goodall, Director General for Health and Social Services/NHS Wales Chief Executive

Seminar sponsored by:

 

 

Room: Blythe Room
Seminar sponsored by Western Canada

Session details to be announced soon.

11:10-11:50
Finding inner strength in a stressful workplace

“Wellbeing” is the buzzword du jour, but what actually is it?

Where does it come from and how do we look after it?
Do we even need to?

Find out how to tap into your inner stress-buster in this lighthearted, thought provoking session.

Giles P Croft
Transformative Coach
Room: Theatre 2
Pathway to Medical Practice in Manitoba, Canada

For physicians practicing in the UK and Ireland who want to relocate to Canada, the pathway to practice is complicated and daunting. Issues encountered include practice location, relocation costs, acquiring a medical license & immigration hurdles, as well as logistical issues with life once initiating practice. We offer a solution.

Speaker:
Dr. Kenneth Kemkaran

Seminar sponsored by Stafford Medical Clinic

Room: Blythe Room
Seminar sponsored by AT Medics

Session details to be announced soon.

Writing an eye-catching CV

Your application for a job role is your opportunity to create a great first impression for your potential future employer. Creating an impactful application requires preparation in order to stand out from the competition, in terms of collating information on your qualifications, experience and skills and arranging them in a way that shows you meet the needs of the role.

This short seminar introduces best practice, ideas and tips to help you build an application that encourages recruiters to want to find out more about you at interview.

Sophia Bourne
Medical Careers Consultant
Room: Theatre 1
11:50-12:40
Lunch - Explore our other highlights

Why not take the time to:

– View the hundreds of job vacancies and meet and engage with the organisations currently recruiting. Find out what skills and qualifications they are looking for, ask questions and discuss the roles available whether you are interested in relocating in the UK or abroad, looking to diversify into a portfolio career or want to know more about the specialties.

– Make sure you stand out from the crowd by perfecting your application with 1-2-1 advice from our experts and the CV checking station.

– Meet with skilled and impartial careers professionals who can review your options and support you in making the right decision about your career.

12:40-13:20
Your first consultant role - what you need to know

The journey to consultancy is the biggest career transition after becoming a doctor. This course helps you prepare to meet the challenges ahead and make the most of your new role. It will help you to identify what makes a good consultant and help develop your professional identity.

Sophia Bourne
Medical Careers Consultant
Room: Blythe Room
Pharmaceutical medicine – a career in early phase drug development

An introduction to and discussion of careers and career opportunities in pharmaceutical medicine, with a focus on jobs in early phase drug development, what the job will entail and prospects for progression.

Speaker:
Doctor Richard Francis-Sakai

Seminar sponsored by:
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Room: Theatre 3
Seminar sponsored by Barts Health

Session details to be announced soon.

Interview skills for Junior Doctors

This session will prepare you for CT and ST interviews. There will be information on how to prepare your portfolio, Q&A on management and leadership and tips on how to come across positive and an ideal junior doctor.

Perbinder Grewal
Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Wessex Vascular Network, Southampton & Portsmouth, Interview Coach for Junior Doctors and Consultants (Medicate)
Room: Theatre 1
13:20-13:35 - Break
13:35-14:15
Time management

This presentation will relate generic time management principles to a clinical context. We will be discussing:

– Time logs
– The power and process of habit formation
– Early morning routines
– Psychology of task completion
– Matching task type with energy and time
– Development of a ‘bucket’ list

Deen Mirza
GP Educationalist
Room: Theatre 2
Scotland: home of medical excellence

Discover first-hand why NHS Scotland is the home of medical excellence.  For a small country, we’ve made a very big impact and we continue to progress and pioneer. 

Come and hear about the excellent opportunities awaiting you in ‘world’s most beautiful country’. #ScotlandIsNow

Seminar sponsored by:

NHS Scotland

Room: Blythe Room
How a career in aesthetic medicine can change your life

Seminar sponsored by Derma Institute. Session details to be announced soon.

Room: Theatre 1
Interview skills for Consultants

This session will prepare you for the interview process and provide tips and tricks to help you portray yourself as the ideal candidate for the post.

Perbinder Grewal
Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Wessex Vascular Network, Southampton & Portsmouth, Interview Coach for Junior Doctors and Consultants (Medicate)
Room: Theatre 3
14:15-14:45
Break - Explore our other highlights

Why not take the time to:

– View the hundreds of job vacancies and meet and engage with the organisations currently recruiting. Find out what skills and qualifications they are looking for, ask questions and discuss the roles available whether you are interested in relocating in the UK or abroad, looking to diversify into a portfolio career or want to know more about the specialties.

14:45-15:25
Creating a portfolio career

This workshop will look at how to build a portfolio career. It aims to give you ‘take home’ action points to tailor your own career to your aspirations.

Patrice Baptiste
Portfolio GP
Room: Theatre 1
Writing an eye-catching CV

Your application for a job role is your opportunity to create a great first impression for your potential future employer. Creating an impactful application requires preparation in order to stand out from the competition, in terms of collating information on your qualifications, experience and skills and arranging them in a way that shows you meet the needs of the role.

This short seminar introduces best practice, ideas and tips to help you build an application that encourages recruiters to want to find out more about you at interview.

Hilary Moor
Senior Careers Consultant
Room: Theatre 2
Team L&D working smarter to be the best

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital was described by the BBC as ‘Simply the best’, because it has consistently achieved top against performance targets and is proud of its national reputation for patient safety, radical and innovative practice, excellent training opportunities and strong team ethos to ensure high quality patient care.

Speakers:
David Carter, CEO, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
Dr James Ramsay, Medical Director, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Seminar sponsored by:

 

Room: Theatre 3
Seminar sponsored by Western Canada

Session details to be announced soon.

15:25-15:40 - Break
15:40-16:20
Time management

This presentation will relate generic time management principles to a clinical context. We will be discussing:

– Time logs
– The power and process of habit formation
– Early morning routines
– Psychology of task completion
– Matching task type with energy and time
– Development of a ‘bucket’ list

Deen Mirza
GP Educationalist
Room: Theatre 2
Interview skills for Junior Doctors

Are you making the best impression possible at interviews for training posts? How confident are you that you are making yourself stand out from the crowd (in the right way)? How can you impress the interviewers even if you are not a superhero doctor with amazing achievements to your name?

This workshop will take a deeper look at what really reassures and impresses medical interviewers. It will help you to prepare more effectively for interviews and have more confidence in presenting your answers.

Trevor Bibic
Learning and Development Consultant, The Careers Group, Brightbloom Training Ltd
Room: Theatre 3
Living and working in Nova Scotia, Canada

Session details to be announced soon.

Room: Theatre 1
Seminar sponsored by Patchwork

Session details to be announced soon.

16:35-17:15
How to make big career decisions

Stay? Leave? Stick? Swap?

It’s easy to get paralysed by indecision when the stakes are high. In this inspiring session you’ll learn how to take all the pressure off that process, get more comfortable with the idea of change and find the answers you seek.

Giles P Croft
Transformative Coach
Room: Theatre 2
Building political astuteness

All leaders have to deal with politics in their organisation at various stages in their career. Complex organisations have a large range of values and beliefs, goals, challenges and interests to contend with.

We will use a range of learning approaches using a 4-Stage Model to explore areas of Power/Interest, Stakeholder Mapping, Influencing without Authority and Personal and Interpersonal Skills.

John Aspden
Learning and Development Consultant
Room: Theatre 1

Programme subject to change.
*Lunch is not provided. Onsite facilities are available to purchase lunch.

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