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Alternative Careers

Welcome to the Alternative Careers section. This part of the website is still under construction and we will be adding articles shortly. Please make use of the information and links below.

Visit the Resource Section or Recommended Books below.


You may find the following websites useful in your alternative careers journey. While we have provided a comprehensive list, we recognise it is not always complete. If you have any recommendations please let us know by getting in touch.

Medic Footprints is a UK based organisation that seeks to support the career and lifestyle needs of medics by connecting them with career new and interesting career opportunities.

80,000 Hours provides research and support to help students and recent graduates switch into careers that effectively tackle the world’s most pressing problems.

Prospects are the experts in graduate careers. They help to guide students and graduates to a bright future with unrivalled information, advice and opportunities

Permission to Thrive equips doctors with the tools and resources they need to thrive, and fall in love with their career again. View their transformational webinars and training sessions.

Medical Success brings invaluable knowledge and wealth of information together into an easy to use resource, giving clear advice and opening doors that had previously been closed.

An american based conference created as a way to help physicians explore the numerous non-clinical opportunities that are available to them. View their useful resources section.

Adventure Medic is an award-winning, free, online magazine for students and healthcare professionals interested in wilderness, expedition and humanitarian medicine.

Created by a GP as a single repository of resources for doctors approaching burnout. There is a useful section on alternative careers.

For some physicians, patient care is the only professional goal. But many doctors have career goals beyond clinical work. This site explores options besides clinical practice.

Beyond the Ward is designed to be a community of healthcare professionals who provide mutual support as they explore career options outside clinical practice.

A webpage for medics who are considering a move to an alternative career. You will find ideas of jobs where a medical degree and clinical training or experience are valued.

Training to be a doctor has many different potential career avenues. This page outlines the different career opportunities and support options that are available to doctors.

Recommended Books

You may find the following books useful in your alternative careers journey. We recommend using as it supports independent bookshops and increases author royalties.

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