Endocrine Abstracts (2019) 65 SK1.1 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.65.SK1.1

How to get the consultant post you want

Christine May


Oxford University Hospital, Oxford, UK


I hope to be able to offer some advice and guidance having only recently attained my consultant post last year. The decision of where you are going to start your consultant career is potentially the largest decision you have made regarding your career to date. So, how can you prepare yourself to stand the best chance against other competitors in the field? By breaking the process down I will cover the following areas-

– The benefits of trying to optimise your CV in the run up to your consultant post. There are various extra areas you could work in the last 12–18 months of your registrar post that would make you stand out from the other people applying.

– Finding a consultant post.

– Choosing your consultant post, you may know exactly what you want from your post, you may be limited by geographical location or specialist interest, or you may be less clear, I will show how I worked through this decision.

– Finally the interview itself. You may not have been to interview for the last 5 years, if not longer, so what can you do to prepare for it, and what is the structure?

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