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
Going abroad - advice from the BMA on medical electives, volunteering abroad and working abroad
Health Careers 
The Medic Portal
Medical Schools Council - all about studying medicine with clear information about applying to medical school
NHS Scotland Career opportunities
Health Jobs UK
Scotland Deanery NHS training information for doctors
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)
Medical Schools Council entry requirements (updated annually)
Sources of funding for medical students from the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund
Study Medicine Abroad

Tips for applying to graduate entry

Graduate entry to medicine (pdf, University of Manchester)
I want to work medicine (advice from University of Kent - see "find out more" tab for selection tests and application tips)
Medicine as a second degree (University of St Andrews)
Medical School Council - downloadable infosheets on what makes a good doctor and work experience
Writing a personal statement (blog from current student)

Manual dexterity skills - article from BBC News

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