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  Published: 28/03/2018


Understanding You Psychometric Test Career Research



The Sci59 Online is a specialty choice inventory which was developed by the Open University in the United Kingdom. Although this inventory was developed based on British doctors, there are some universal commonalities about the specialties and the people working within them that apply to the New Zealand situation.

The inventory covers all the current training options listed by the Postgraduate Medical Education Training Board (PMETB) and with one or two small exceptions, is a reasonable reflection of the specialties available in New Zealand.

The programme is a professionally constructed psychometric instrument designed especially for selection of medical careers and specialties.  It matches an individual’s personal and professional characteristics and aspirations to appropriate specialty choices.  It also provides the user with suggestions for further research and information gathering.

Sci59 Online can be used to help people at any level of training to reflect on, or make, their own career choices; it does not make the choice for you.  Rather it gives you several specialties that are considered to be a good match to your personal profile as well as those that are probably not as good a match.  Use the Sci59 to gather further information about yourself including your dislikes as well as your likes. Although a test like this cannot make the decision for you it can help by guiding you to look at areas which you may not have thought about before or areas that need further exploration or consideration.  

Access is by password only, obtainable from The Clinical Education Training Unit (CETU) at Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) or by contacting the Open University in the United Kingdom directly.

Employees of ADHB please email your request to:


When you enter the site, go to the drop down menu at the top called ‘My Sci’ and choose the option ‘My Surveys’. This will open the page for the entering your username and password