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Careers Support and Information


As a Warwick Medical Student you will have access to a dedicated Senior Careers Consultant and a programme which offers the following:

  • One-to-one careers guidance from an impartial qualified careers professional.
  • Presentations and interactive workshops that draw on the expertise of clinical and academic staff, our alumni and hospital consultants/GPs.
  • Staff-student initiatives to support the diversity of our student experience and ambition. For example, we have an extensive programme in place to support those interested in academic medicine.
  • A Moodle e-learning space with information and recorded sessions.

Careers Curriculum

We have a programme of careers support running throughout the 4 year MBChB course. We often have guest speakers and collaborators in these sessions.



  • Introduction to Stages of Medical Training.
  • How to secure summer research and clinical experience in your first year.



  • Advanced Cases 1 (AC1) Careers Sessions – guided reflection on career development, how to use clinical experience to develop ideas and build a portfolio.



  • Early UK Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO) Briefing – how to prepare for your application to Foundation Stage training.
  • Choosing Your Final Year Elective – Envisioning your ideal elective, sourcing opportunities, applying successfully.
  • Applying for Specialised (Academic) Foundation Programme (SFP) – Gathering evidence for the SFP application. Applications and mock interview support with current SFP doctors
  • Situational Judgement Test (SJT) Introduction.
  • SJT Worked Examples
  • Final UKFPO Briefing



  • GMC Registration – all you need to know to register with the General Medical Council.

Supporting Careers Opportunities

We try hard to provide a variety of ways for our students to gain experience and skills in areas they may want to specialise in further along in their careers. Here are some examples of how we can help:

  • The range of WMS student societies offer opportunities to develop skills and evidence towards Foundation and Core/Specialty Training.
  • Peer Teaching and Mentoring – We have a number of programmes that enable you to develop teaching and mentoring skills and programmes.
  • Student-led research initiatives. Our INSPIRE programme funded by the Academy of Medical Sciences supports those from backgrounds poorly represented in academic medicine to gain research experience during medical school.

Kelly Coles

Kelly Coles

Senior Careers Consultant

What does your role involve?

I support students with anything career-related from using time during your degree to planning for the future (short, medium or long-term).

Knock on my door for?

​I can support you with anything career-related:

  • Confused about the future
  • What can I do during my MBChB that can support my longer-term plans – electives, developing transferrable skills, etc.
  • Considering and preparing for Foundation Training and specialty options
  • NB you don’t have to come "prepared", we will explore what you have on your mind

How can students contact you?

I offer bookable appointments on Medical Careers Moodle – but do email me if you can't find a slot.

Email​ - 

Phone: ​02476151752

Team - if my light is green you can give me a call or drop me a message

When I'm not at work you can find me...?

Out walking with my family and our samoyed puppy. Love live entertainment - bands/ musicians and comedy are top of the list. Trying to fit in exercise classes and a bike ride where possible also.