Medical Success: taking definitive steps towards your career goals, whatever they may be.
Medical Success was founded in 2007 by a group of doctors who found themselves frustrated at the lack of alternative career guidance out there for medically qualified people who seek change.
Faced with invisible barriers at work we started to question like-mind colleagues about alternative career paths, curious to discover whether there was anything else we could do with our medical skills. It quickly became obvious that no one really had any clear or reliable information to help us make an informed decision. We resolved to change this.
With some help from friends we widened our circle and contacted doctors who had actually made the career jump. Perhaps they had the answers? They certainly did, but not only that, they were happy to help. We made it our goal to bring this invaluable knowledge and wealth of information together into an easy to use resource, giving clear advice and opening doors that had previously been closed.
We then had another idea. Wouldn’t it be great if we could put the advice of all these different specialists together in one room? Where we could ask our own questions and make real contacts with people who could help us take that first step into a new career?
And so it started. The first conference on Alternative Career Paths for Doctors was held at the Barbican Centre, London that June. We told a few friends, who told a few friends and suddenly the event was sold out! People ended up sitting on the stairs just to listen to our unique group of contacts: all of whom are leading doctors who have successfully changed careers.
The conference gave attendees access to our extensive contacts with stands hosted by prestigious employers such Goldmann Sachs, Morgan Stanley, The Royal Army, Mckinsey & Co, Merlin and Servier Laboratories. Delegates could freely meet them, learn about actual job opportunities and exchange details. A complete list of our partners can be found here.
How did we do?
Our goal is always to ensure that people can come to the conference, be inspired, network with employers and secure a job. All in one day.
We take our feedback very seriously. Following every event we collect and analyse feedback. You can read some of the comments across this website.
Each year we adapt our National Event to showcase different and new exciting careers as well as some firm favourites. We work closely with doctors and sponsors to ensure we discuss realistic job opportunities. Direct, first-hand, honest information remains pivotal.
At our conference delegates have been inspired, networked with speakers and exhibitors and, most importantly, many have been recruited into their new career!
We haven’t changed the core programme:
- Networking Exhibition
We are proud to announce that following every single event, delegates have been recruited by exhibitors.
At Medical Success, we believe networking is about forming relationships.
- We support doctors with free careers resources – even if you are unable to attend the Conference, you should still be able to receive help
- We offer free membership to our Newsletter. If you wish, we will keep you updated on all things about alternative medical careers
- We run workshops for more in-depth careers discussions in small groups
- We’re social – Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Google+, pinterest create unique platforms to share ideas with like-minded doctors
And of course, there will be another National event just around the corner!