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Navigating your career: Essential skills for the modern physician

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Career development is an essential skill for all physicians. Understanding your aspirations, the opportunities available and the skills you need to reach your goals will help you establish a clear vision of your career path. These skills will help you better navigate change and will ensure you derive the greatest benefit from your professional training.

In this program, participants will apply contemporary career management theories to the benefit of their own careers. Participants will use an evidence-based framework and practical management tools to explore career aspirations, and expand their network. In an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) professional world, participants will consider career paths and understand career management in a broad scope of practice that includes self-employment, working with others, and employment within organizations. This course covers related issues of mobility, dual careers, and more.

Return on investment

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Clarify their career aspirations within the profession and identify what possibilities exist to fulfil those aspirations
  • Build a Career Statement - “a roadmap” - to guide strategic career exploration
  • Create meaningful links between knowledge gained in the course, and practical career tools such as a resume or CV, LinkedIn profile, job interview skills, networking skills
  • Develop increased confidence, resilience, and optimism towards their current and future roles
  • Make more satisfying and well-informed choices aligned with the career statement and exploration plan they developed in this program

Special features

  • Accessible via desktop or tablets
  • Facilitation, guidance and feedback
  • Cohort structure, featuring interaction with peers from across the country via discussion forums and weekly live webinars

Duration

6 weeks

The course consists of six online modules and lasts six weeks. Each week’s module will require four to five hours of study.

Maximum class size

30 participants

Faculty team

Mark Franklin, MEd, PEng, CMF

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