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Course Overview

Standout Medical Student is a self-paced learning program designed to demystify the workplace experience that lies beyond medical school.

It will equip you with information, tools and resources before you face the prevocational training and workforce space.

The program focuses on the non-clinical aspects of your career planning and development.

  • Video presentations guide you through 5 key elements of your future medical career:
    • Pathways
    • Laying Foundations
    • Preparing for Internship & Beyond
    • Thriving in Internship
    • Planning Your Career
  • Activities provide frameworks for organising your thoughts and kickstarting a structured approach to planning your career and the opportunities you can seek that will fulfil your desire to achieve your ambitions and stand out from other candidates.
  • Downloadable documents including a sample medical CV will assist you to take the action required to get organised and feel more confident.

Course Objectives

  • Research various options for medical career pathways
  • Examine your motivations and skills so that you can articulate these to others
  • Understand what employers and training colleges will want to see in applications and at interview
  • Identify opportunities that will broaden your experiences and skillset and find out how to pursue these
  • Prepare your first medical CV and get ready for internship

Standout Medical Student will provide participants with information to enable a thorough approach to planning, preparing and, most importantly, taking action to build a strong foundation for your future medical career.

Course Testimonials

  • Erika Stradzins
    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.
    Erika Stradzins
    Critical Care Senior Resident Medical Officer at St George’s Hospital Sydney
  • Thank you again Anita for your help with my cover letter and CV. You were very thorough with your feedback and I would highly recommend you to my colleagues. I really appreciated how you were able to help me clearly articulate my skills and career achievements concisely and ensuring that the important parts were clear to see.
  • Unaccredited Surgery Registrar
    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.
    Unaccredited Surgery Registrar
    Sydney
  • Kerrie Seymour
    Highly recommend Anita Fletcher in providing careers advice, CVwriting, providing mentor services etc. Anita is professional,knowledgeable and flexible in her approach. She provides anexcellent service to the medical profession. Take an opportunityto utilise her services you won’t be disappointed.  
    Kerrie Seymour
    Industrial Organiser - Australian Salaried Medical Officers’ Federation
  • Senior Radiology Registrar
    Anita demonstrates vast experience and knowledge in the preparation for competitive medical subspecialty applications.  Anita assisted me in structuring my experiences into genuine, honest and situationally appropriate responses that I could clearly convey to the interview panel.  Her emphasis on helping me structure and communicate my professional and personal skills, experience and future goals as effectively as possible was a key element to success.  Moreover, Anita is an absolute pleasure to work together with, and she conveys a genuine desire for her client to achieve their best.  I highly recommend Anita’s services in the preparation for medical subspecialty application and interview.
    Senior Radiology Registrar
    Melbourne
  • Timothy RD Scott
    Anita is extremely professional and supportive in advising on transition to senior medical roles. She is a great asset to have on your side.  
    Timothy RD Scott
    Paediatric Rehabilitation Physician - John Hunter Hospital & Sydney Children's Hospital Network
  • Erika Stradzins
    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.  
    Erika Stradzins
    Critical Care Senior Resident Medical Officer - St George Hospital
  • Sarah Skalecki
    I highly recommend Anita Fletcher for Career Consultation. Anita helped me build and perfect my interview skills in the lead up to my application for specialty training. She is flexible in her sessions and we met in person, over the phone and through the Skype platform. She provided content which was relevant to my level of skill and the college I was applying for. I am very grateful to have worked with Anita, and can proudly say I was successful in my application for specialty training! Thank you Anita. 
    Sarah Skalecki
    Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Principal House Officer - Queensland Health
  • Aaron Neufeld (PhD)
    The magic that Anita worked for my CV has changed the outlook I have on my career path in a very positive way.  Her engagement style made it quite easy to reveal the hidden gems of my experience and key strengths in reworking my CV which had been neglected for a decade. I am very happy with the reworked final product but more importantly, through highly effective coaching,  Anita has revitalised the view I have for the next stage of my working life.
    Aaron Neufeld (PhD)
    Product Development Project Leader, BlueScope
  • Plastics Registrar
    I have worked with Anita closely towards my SET interview. I wish I had met her earlier. She is an amazing human being. Walked me through it all and literally beat the Imposter Syndrome in me. Unfortunately I did not get onto training but she helped me secure a great job at a reputable hospital. I did not see myself working there for some reason. I look forward to getting on training with Anita's assistance in 2021.
    Plastics Registrar
    Melbourne
  • Medical Registrar
    I can’t thank Anita enough for her assistance in preparing for my interviews and polishing my CV. She is always approachable and her feedback highlighted aspects of my work experience that I wouldn’t think much of but is actually a key differentiator in a job application. I’m glad I enlisted her service and I would encourage anyone at any level to do the same - you won’t be disappointed!
    Medical Registrar
    Melbourne
  • Professor Andrew Mallett
    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.
    Professor Andrew Mallett
    Director of Clinical Research, Townsville Hospital and Health Service
  • General Surgeon
    I highly recommend Anita for her help in my career progression; fantastic feedback and advice; greatly appreciated indeed.
    General Surgeon
    Sydney
  • Kaushalya Perera
    I contacted Anita while figuring out my transition to a new career and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Her vast range of experience in the medical and corporate sector was valuable with updating my resume and particularly in interview practice. With her expertise, personalised service, and encouragement I was able to confidently and successfully transition into a different career path and I'm so grateful!
    Kaushalya Perera
    Terminologist at Australian Digital Health Agency
  • Peter Somerville
    I've worked with Anita on several projects and events delivering career advice and building interview skills for young doctors. At all times, Anita has displayed a depth of knowledge and willingness to accommodate the needs of AMA (ACT) and our members that is second to none. Combining her depth of knowledge with a calm, structured manner means that I have no hesitation in recommending to future business partners.  
    Peter Somerville
    Chief Executive Officer - Australian Medical Association (ACT) Ltd
  • Douglas Randell
    Anita, I still remember the confidence you gave me when I was thinking of transitioning from clinical work to medical administration. It has been an important step that has enabled much opportunity and wider impact. Thanks for the great work you do.
    Douglas Randell
    Medical Director, Chief Medical Officer, Consultant, Specialist
  • Eleanor Warwick
    I worked with Anita when applying for Junior Medical Officer positions. Anita worked closely with me to ensure my CV was at an exceptional standard and that my selection criteria address and CV were best structured to reflect my skills, strengths and experiences. Anita’s personalised and supportive approach to the job application process is strengths-based, assisting you to reflect on what makes you a stand-out candidate and communicate that effectively. Her well-organised, efficient sessions are guided by your goals. Her additional insights into career planning, professional development and organisation were invaluable. I plan to work with Anita further in future, and would definitely recommend Anita to any of my colleagues, at any stage of their career.
    Eleanor Warwick
    Medical Student 5th year at University of Newcastle