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Student Careers

Rating jobs with JobScore

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 01 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:050264
  1. Rhona MacDonald, former senior editor1
  1. 1Student BMJ

Could this be the first “evidence based job hunting” system in the United Kingdom? Rhona MacDonald finds out more about this service hosted by BMJ Careers Junior doctor Peter Chapman and web designer Phineas Head brainstormed what they would want to see from a website devoted to reviewing medical jobs. From this “round the kitchen table” approach they made it happen by creating and developing JobScore--a new service that can be accessed through BMJ Careers ( I caught up with them to find out more.

What is JobScore and who is it aimed at?

JobScore is a free online medical careers service, created by doctors for doctors. Essentially, it provides peer reviews of medical jobs submitted by doctors who have recently worked in them--think of it as evidence based job hunting.

JobScore covers all specialties, at all grades, in all hospitals throughout the United Kingdom, and you can search on these factors (plus a host of others) to tell you anything from exactly …

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