Standout Medical Careers is here to help people take the necessary actions to pursue their dream career opportunities by providing trusted support and services.
Anita Fletcher set up the company following a diverse career in various roles and settings. Anita experienced first hand what it’s like to enter roles that were not at all expected, to identify and develop interests along the way, to take the occasional leap and change direction and to keep learning and exploring the vast array of work possibilities at our disposal.
We often find ourselves funnelled in to limited or narrow options. One of Standout Medical Careers’ drivers is to help people think beyond those obvious choices and consider other paths, roads, highways..
Medical Careers are our specialty.
For 5 years Anita ran the Medical Careers Advisory for the Australian peak body for medical professionals (Australian Medical Association), engaging with thousands of doctors within Australia and internationally.
Our team possesses a deep understanding of the many and varied complexities and challenges of a career in Medicine and the opportunities that exist for doctors outside of Medicine.
This expertise, in combination with personalised assistance and career-related training services, results in significant progress toward greater career fulfilment for doctors.
Whatever career stage or situation you currently find yourself in, we’d love to work with you to identify where you want to go next and help you to get there.
What our clients say!
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Dr Ashna BasuDoctor, Speaker, Consultant
Working with Anita has been incredible. She's so warm, knowledgeable and approachable. She made a huge effort to understand me and my experience/skills/qualifications - often she remembers achievements I've forgotten about! That then feeds into career development sessions, where she helps me ideate about the future, and provides amazing advice. It's also incredibly helpful for more targeted sessions preparing for job applications and interviews! Interview preparation with Anita is another highlight - it was flexible and tailored, but she was also able to switch into interview mode where she fired questions at me to test my endurance. The feedback afterwards was insightful, with heaps of practical tips and the questions were very similar to those I got in my interviews! Anita has been an absolute asset, and helped me secure my dream job. Interview preparation isn't just for people who struggle with interviews - it's always vital to practice answering questions, and doing that with someone as experienced as Anita meant that I was constantly getting honest and valuable feedback. Working with Anita is a crucial part of my personal and professional development. I first met Anita when she worked with the AMA - when she launched StandOut Medical Careers it was an absolute no-brainer - she's the best in the biz.
Erika StradzinsCritical Care Senior Resident Medical Officer at St George’s Hospital Sydney
Ms Fletcher is an incredible asset to the Australian medical community. I first worked with Anita in my capacity as the president of the Women in Medicine Group, at the University of New South Wales, a grassroots initiative to promote gender equity in the medical profession. Anita facilitated a tailored workshop for medical students on how to build CVs. She engaged well with not only the audience, but also those who video conferenced in, showing superior communication skills. Feedback from students included praise about her practical advice, understanding, and ability to answer questions. We were also appreciative that Anita came after hours to share her knowledge with us. Thanks to Anita we now feel empowered to take positive steps towards our careers in medicine, and are excited about being the next generation of doctors.
Consultant PaediatricianStaff Specialist
Anita helped me enhance the quality of my cover letter and CV. Working together with Anita improved my interview skills by more than 10-fold. Her teaching and feedback were constructive. It helped me improve my ability to formulate and deliver answers to interview questions. Recorded practice interview sessions increased my confidence. In addition, her feedback was phenomenal, which resulted in extraordinary results. My interview skills have significantly improved due to her great attitude and methods, and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for interview coaching. Her friendly and caring nature, coupled with her unique teaching style, is highly commended. Thank you Anita.
Unaccredited Surgery RegistrarSydney
Anita is an absolute pleasure to work with. I was very impressed by her professionalism, dedication and how invested she was in my career. She got me through the very tough jump from RMO to Unaccredited Surgery Registrar by tirelessly combing through my applications and practising interview questions. She is excellent at giving effective and conscientious feedback both for my interview answers and when tackling my very real imposter syndrome. Furthermore, she is very knowledgeable and experienced in medical recruitment and her insight has been invaluable. I have no doubt that I will be using her services throughout my career.
Professor Andrew MallettDirector of Clinical Research, Townsville Hospital and Health Service
At the outset, let me just say that Anita is absolutely what one needs heading into the stressful process of reflecting on your career path and in potentially making a change in that space. Her calm, supportive and methodical approach was excellent and effective. Spanning from general values-based discussions and career reflections to CV “makeover”, job application and interview preparation, Anita was there to support at every step of the way. I will always appreciate her input and advice as an experienced and informed external career advisor and coach. For anyone feeling in any way “lost” or wondering if a career change or opportunity is in their future, then Anita is the first person to contact and engage. With her help, I’m now in a dream job and in a new career direction that is helping me to live and realise my professional aspirations. Whilst I don’t plan on changing direction or job any time soon, if I ever did then Anita would be the first person I would reach out to without hesitation.
Timothy RD ScottPaediatric Rehabilitation Physician - John Hunter Hospital & Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Anita is extremely professional and supportive in advising on transition to senior medical roles. She is a great asset to have on your side.