Once you have completed your five year MBChB degree with us you will have a variety of training options available to you depending on what you want to achieve from your career.
Staying in the UK
Currently, upon successful completion of the MBChB course all of our students (UK and international fee paying) will have equal opportunity to apply for the UK Foundation Programme. This is a two year integrated training programme for newly qualified Foundation doctors who are eligible for provisional registration with the General Medical Council (GMC).
When applying for your Foundation Programme you will have the opportunity to register your interest in a variety of rotations and settings. In line with our ethos to positively impact communities we will encourage our students to apply for rotations with a primary care focus. If you require a visa to study in the UK our qualified visa team will be on hand to provide you with advice and support should you wish to take this career path.
The basic starting salary for a UK F1 doctor is currently set at £26,614*. Additional banding pay scales may apply. Visit www.bma.org.uk for further information.
Currently in the UK full registration with the GMC occurs on successful completion of Foundation Year 1. However, Foundation Year 2 must be completed before entering into specialist training. The length of this training varies according to specialty. For example, three years of specialist training is required for general practice, with three to seven years required for hospital specialties.
Continuing your training and career elsewhere
If you decide to continue your training outside of the UK, you will need to refer to that country’s government body guidelines for details on eligibility, application and processes.
We will support you by offering you a multistaged appointment with our medical careers lead to discuss your future plans and provide you with relevant information and advice. In order to provide our students with the best opportunities we are establishing specific international career structures and routes by building links with educational establishments and hospitals globally. An example of this is the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) we have signed with the largest American healthcare provider in China. As we continue to grow so will these links and opportunities.
Our careers lead works with the British Medical Association’s (BMA) careers advice and support, and working abroad teams to support you in deciding the best career path for you. We also work with the careers team for Health Education England in the West Midlands to provide you with a comprehensive structure around careers. This will include assistance with your UK Foundation Programme application. All core career resources that will assist you with taking your next step, such as CV surgeries, application advice and interview practice will be available to you through Aston’s award winning careers service.