I want to work in ... Medicine

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Sector overview

Sector overview of healthcare (Prospects)

Typical job profiles

Anaesthetist (Prospects)

Cardiologist (Prospects)

General Practitioner (Prospects)

Hospital Doctor (Prospects)


NHS Scotland

NHS Scotland Thinking about becoming a doctor in the NHS in Scotland?

NHS Scotland Scotland Deanery trainee information for doctors



NHS Health Careers Doctors

NHS Health Careers Explore Roles Medicine

NHS Health Careers Career opportunities for doctors

NHS Health Careers Medical school courses

NHS Health Careers Career planning for those considering or at university

Useful online resources

BMA Becoming a doctor How to become a doctor and what to expect at medical school

The Medic Portal Get into Medicine

Medical Schools Council - all about studying medicine with clear information about applying to medical school

Medical School Council - downloadable infosheets for applicants to medicine, including "what makes a good doctor" and "work experience"

Royal Medical Benevolent Fund - Medical Student Advice Hub

Studying Healthcare Careers in Medicine

targetjobs Your career options in medicine: specialisms

Health Jobs UK independent UK health jobs site

AStarFuture Study Medicine in English in Europe and Beyond

Manual dexterity skills - article from BBC News

Graduate Entry to Medicine

St Andrews Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine (ScotGEM)

NHS Scotland Scotland Deanery Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine

Royal Medical Benvolent Fund Medicine as a second degree if you live in Scotland

NHS Course finder search for "postgraduate/accelerated programme" under "type of qualification"

Medical Schools Council Graduate Entry Medicine entry requirements (updated annually)

The Medic Portal Graduate Entry Medicine

Tips for applying to graduate entry

University of Manchester Graduate entry to medicine (pdf)

University of Kent Medicine via the Graduate Entry route 

Writing a personal statement (blog from current student)

GAMSAT Advice and sample questions

UCAT (University Clinical Aptitute Test) Preparation Advice and Resources

BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)

The Medic Portal Graduate Entry Medicine Interviews


Work experience for medical school

NHS Health Careers Gaining experience for medical school

BMA Getting medical work experience


Professional bodies

British Medical Association Information about careers, education & training

General Medical Council 
Information about medical education

Royal College of General Practitioners
 Supports GPs through all stages of their career

The Faculty of Physician Associates at the Royal College of Physicians


To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.