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Sector overview

 Sector overview of healthcare

Typical job profiles



Doctor (NHS Careers)

General Practitioner

Hospital Doctor 


Useful online resources

Becoming a doctor  (BMA) Includes Entry into Medical School guide
Health Careers 
Medical Schools Council - all about studying medicine with clear information about applying to medical school
Medschools Online Information on applying to study medicine
NHS Education for Scotland (NES)
NHS Scotland Career opportunities
Health Jobs UK
What can I do with my degree? (NHS site for students & graduates)

Graduate Entry to Medicine

Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine
Medical School courses including Graduate Entry Programme 
Medical Schools List of schools including those offering accelerated graduate entry (4 years), with entry qualifications (pdf)
Study Medicine Abroad

Tips for applying to graduate entry

Graduate entry to medicine (pdf, University of Manchester)
I want to work as..a doctor (advice from University of Kent - see tabs for selection tests and application tips)
Medicine as a second degree (University of St Andrews)
What makes a good doctor? (pdf)
Work and voluntary experience (pdf)
Writing a personal statement (Medschoolsonline)
Writing a personal statement (blog from current student)

GAMSAT advice
UKCAT preparation

Professional bodies

British Medical Association Information about careers, education & training
General Medical Council Information about medical education
Royal College of General Practitioners GP careers information
UK Association of Physician Assistants