Doctors Careers

Last updated: 22 April 2021

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Medical Careers

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) has a large team of Trust appointed doctors who have the opportunity to rotate through a variety of medical and surgical specialties, gaining valuable experience and skills. We offer a range of Training Fellowships which run alongside our Deanery training rotations, offering equivalent training suited to those following a more unconventional training pathway.

For those looking for their first experience of working in the NHS, we would invite you to look at our clinical fellowship (having completed at least a minimum of your first year of training overseas), and we aim to bring all postholders up to a standard to allow you to compete for national training posts.

For those who may have already completed a national training programme, or who wish to step outside the traditional training projectory, we also now offer an innovation fellowship


What you will get for working at PHU


  • a regular income and security of Trust Terms and Conditions
  • an Educational Supervisor and support for revalidation and appraisal
  • flexibility or the chance to try something new/ deepen skills
  • the same level of supervision and training, as if you were on a formal training programme as well as support in and training in your chosen speciality/project (if applicable)
  • highly CV’able experience
  • working with a strongly consultant-led workforce with a region-wide reputation for medical training, clinical excellence and research and development.
  • staff benefits include an on-site wellness centre with a 20m indoor swimming pool and well equipped gym.


There is on-site accommodation which can be arranged with residences after appointment


Clinical fellowship

This can comprise of four six-month or six four-month placements in a variety of specialties depending on availability and suitability of each candidate. Each Doctor will be provided with an educational supervisor and additional career support and advice is available through our dedicated Support Programme which covers topics including Revalidation and Portfolio Support and features guest speakers. Doctors are welcome to attend the relevant internal Deanery teaching sessions as well as being offered specialty teaching on the wards.


Innovation fellowship 

We have an exciting and innovative new job programme for Doctors that gives choice and flexibility in training, whilst ensuring career development with 20% of time dedicated to non-clinical or specialist interests. We have a number of innovative fellowships including Palliative Medicine, Simulation, Quality Improvement, research available now.

 Alternatively, we are offering a single speciality fellowship, which will enable you to have a flexible rota to allow you to have up to 3 months off to go travelling or take time out. This option is to be discussed and approved at interview.

 The clinical time will be based in the departments of Emergency Medicine, Acute Medicine General Internal Medicine or Older Peoples Medicine with flexibility and support available to arrange non-clinical or subspecialty placements.



For more information regarding joining our Medical team, please submit a form through the ‘Contact us’ page or contact the Human Resources team, who are more than happy to help, on 02392 286577 or email


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My story

Megan Rowley

Oncology Research Fellow



What made you become an Oncology Research Fellow? - I wanted a post that provided me with some experience in oncology as I am hoping to train in medical oncology. I also wanted an opportunity to gain further research experience as research is vital in oncology and also generally within medicine. This post allowed me time to gain clinical experience in oncology alongside invaluable knowledge of research trials.

How did you become an Oncology Research Fellow? - After medical school I did 2 years of foundation training before completing 2 years of core medical training here at QAH. Following this I decided to take a year out of training before applying for a registrar specialty training post and applied for the oncology research post.

What do you do on a day-to-day basis? - My days are very variable and no 2 days are the same. I have a balance of clinical commitments and research time. Some days I have outpatient clinics in oncology and following clinic-based admin. Others I have largely ‘office days’ in which I can have meetings about various research projects or potential new projects, or spend time working on parts of my projects. In both aspects, I have a role in identifying, recruiting and following up patients for various research studies. I also have on-call commitments and as part of our role we are involved in teaching foundation doctors on various topics.

Why did you choose PHU? - I moved to Portsmouth after studying and completing my initial training in London. I wanted to move out of London to live closer to the sea and had heard great feedback about QAH as a place to train. I have really enjoyed my 2.5 years at QA so far and after completing my 2-year training post I knew I wanted to stay. The hospital is busy but provides excellent training opportunities by looking after patients with a wide range of conditions. I’ve always found QAH to have a friendly environment with hard working colleagues.

What do you enjoy about being an Oncology Research Fellow? - I enjoy how flexible and changeable my days can be. I get to have a mix of my chosen specialty and clinic experience but have dedicated time to work on projects or research studies of interest. Most of what we do in medicine is based on outcomes of various research projects and I enjoy knowing that in a small way I have contributed to this.