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Swap Policies for UK Foundation Schools 2019

We’ve collected the foundation programmes swap policies for each Foundation School in the UK, where this information was available. Under exceptional circumstances, there is always flexibility to swap, but this is decided on a case by case basi...

Building a Portfolio for Psychiatry ST4 Applications

Love them or hate them, it’s impossible to get away from portfolios when you’re committed to training in any specialty of Medicine.  We could be forgiven for assuming that our illustrious e-portfolio gives us all the structure we need to build a...

To F3 or not to F3?

Over the past few years, there have been notable changes in the way Doctors are choosing to progress through their training. A recent report from the GMC highlighted that 54% of Doctors took a career break after F2 in 2017 – nearly double the n...

How to prepare for your Core Surgical Interview

Confused about how to prepare for your core surgical interview in January? John Jeffery, Orthopaedic Registrar and founder of coresurgicalprep.com, takes us through his top tips to give you the best chance of success. The Basics: Interview dates: 14t...

Core Surgical Training – Where should you apply?

Messly wants to help doctors make evidence-based decisions about their careers. We’ve put together short guides to help you rank your rotation programmes. Sign up to Messly to learn more – we’ve got over 40,000 junior doctor ratings...

GP Training – Where should you apply?

Want to compare General Practice rotations? We’ve created the Training Navigator, a tool designed using the GMC National Training Survey data, which allows you to compare deaneries and rotations based on 40,000 junior doctors’ ratings and...

Core Psychiatry Training – Where should you apply?

Applications for Core Psychiatry Training opened on the 7th November! In this article we break down the 2018 GMC National Training Survey data by region, to find out which deaneries are rated highest for overall satisfaction and workload for Core Psy...

Choosing Your Specialty

November is the time of year when many of you will be going through specialty applications. Choosing your medical field is one of the most difficult decisions you may have to make in your career, but it’s vital to get it right, as it’ll impact yo...

Core Anaesthetics Training – Where should you apply?

Applications for Core Anaesthetics Training opened on the 7th November! In this article, we break down the 2018 GMC National Training Survey data by region, to find out which deaneries are rated highest for overall satisfaction and workload for Core ...

Core Medical Training – Where should you apply?

Applications for Core Medical Training opened on the 7th November! In this article we break down the 2018 GMC National Training Survey data by region, to find out which deaneries are rated highest for overall satisfaction and workload for Core Medica...

Which Core Training Pathway has the most satisfied doctors?

Applications for core training pathways opened this week! Today, we’re analysing the 2018 GMC survey data to explore which of the main training pathways at Core level are rated highest for overall satisfaction and workload nationally. Look out for ...

Which Specialty makes the happiest doctors?

In this article, we explore which specialties are rated highest for overall satisfaction and workload. This is based on ratings given by doctors across the country for all specialties at Core and Specialty levels in the GMC 2018 Survey. It is importa...

Messly’s Guide to ST3 Applications 2019

ST3 Applications will open on 28th January 2019. Messly are here to help you make the smartest, evidence-based choices for your specialty training programmes. With this in mind, we have written a 5 minute guide to completing your applications and how...

Messly’s Guide to the Specialty Recruitment Assessment (SRA/MSRA)

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Messly’s Guide to CT1/ST1 Applications 2019

Messly’s mission is to help doctors make evidence-based decisions about their careers.   Choosing which specialty to train in is one of the biggest and hardest decisions doctors make. Often this decision is based off hearsay, and snatched ...

Messly’s Guide to GP Applications 2019

In this article we look at the GP application process.  About 5,000 doctors apply to enter GP training each year, with over 3,500 rotations available. The recruitment process is very different to other specialties and comprises the following stages:...

5 Reasons Why Doctors Choose Their Medical Specialties

Why do doctors tend to choose one career over another and how should you approach the subject? In 2017, the BMA conducted some qualitative research into the drivers of career choices and here are the top 5 factors driving specialty selection.   ...