Once you have successfully 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.
UK Foundation Programme
This is a two year integrated training programme for newly qualified foundation doctors who are eligible for provisional registration with the GMC. You can register your interest in a variety of rotations and settings. Currently, non-UK/non-EEA nationals who graduate from a UK medical school wishing to undertake a recognised, two year full-time foundation programme (including academic programmes) are eligible to extend their Tier 4 visa to cover the duration of the training programme. Our qualified visa team will be on hand to provide you with advice and support should you wish to take this career path. Find out more here.
Currently in the UK, full registration with the GMC occurs on successful completion of foundation year one. However, foundation year two must be completed before entering into specialist training. The length of this training varies according to the speciality. For example, three years of specialist training is required for general practice, with five to seven years required for hospital specialities.
Continuing your training and career overseas
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 multi-staged 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.
Medical career guidance
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 from Health Education England (HEE) 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 to assist you with taking your next step, such as CV surgeries, application advice, and interview practice will be available to you through Aston University’s award-winning careers service.