When I decided to move from General Medicine to Public Health, the training in Oxford offered me the right platform to pursue my dream. It provided the right elements of training which helped me to transition from a trainee to a consultant. I received the right balance of guidance and independence through the various stages of my training. It gave me the confidence to develop my leadership and provided me with a safety net to explore my potential. I had the opportunity to form networks which helped to shape my public health career.