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Aisling Longworth & Ione Woollacott.  Why academic medicine?  Opportunities and preparation for academia  The application process: ◦ Forms and interviews.

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1 Aisling Longworth & Ione Woollacott

2  Why academic medicine?  Opportunities and preparation for academia  The application process: ◦ Forms and interviews ◦ Personal experiences

3 Curiosity Challenge Variety Autonomy Research opportunities New advances in patient care Education Public engagement Choice over rotations and location Avoid MTAS Practise interviews

4  Research projects and experience of academia: ◦ BSc ◦ SSCs and audits ◦ Work experience placements  Presentations and publications  Prizes and distinctions  Extracurricular activities

5  Have confidence in your abilities  Preparation  CV  Contacts ◦ – DO NOT be afraid to ask! ◦ Amazing opportunities

6  Separate process from MTAS ◦ May – July in 4 th year ◦ Independent deaneries and deadlines ◦ Info on:  http://www.foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/ http://www.foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/  Dean’s Statement  Application forms  Interviews

7  Qualifications ◦ Degrees/other qualifications eg PhD, BSc/BA, MSc ◦ Prizes (local/national), honours, distinctions or merits ◦ Publications, Presentations, Posters ◦ SSCs or elective proposals ◦ Quartile/ranking  Motivation and skills relevant to AFP 150-300 words ◦ Career aspirations ◦ Overcoming challenges/setbacks ◦ Prioritisation, professional behaviour, team-working ◦ Teaching/education ◦ Non-academic/extracurricular achievement

8  Ranking jobs ◦ Maximise your chances but stick to what you want! ◦ Location versus rotation  Filling in the form ◦ Seek advice about answers ◦ Spelling and grammar! ◦ Relevance and honesty – answer the QUESTION!  Two referees ◦ One academic, one clinical ◦ Ask early

9  Reason for application  Important academic achievements  Academic interests and research  Motivation and career aspirations  Clinical situations – ◦ Problem solving approach ◦ Focus on patient management and team working

10  Accept, Decline or Hold ◦ Can only hold ONE at a time  Clearing  Know before MTAS

11  Prepare early  Make the most of yourself ◦ CV ◦ Opportunities ◦ Contacts  Be aware of deadlines  GOOD LUCK!

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