Thinking about a career in medicine

So you want to find out about a career as a medic? Start your research with our list of useful resources.


NHS Health Careers – Explore your options for career as a doctor in the NHS. Did you know there are more than 60 medical specialties? Packed with case studies, application and interview advice there’s also a guide to choosing a medical school. 

Step into the NHS – Aimed at 14 to 19 year olds, this resource has career quizzes, videos, advice and information about work experience and careers within the NHS.

What can I do with my degree – Enter your university subject to see the very latest guidance on career prospects and examples from other graduates working in the NHS.

NHS YouTube Channel – explore a range of career options in the NHS through video case studies.

NHS Bursaries – latest information and news on NHS funded courses, bursaries and financial support.

The Foundation Programme – The Foundation Programme is a two-year generic training programme which forms the bridge between medical school and specialist/general practice training.

Target Jobs Medicine – careers advice on a range of specialties.

The Royal Society of Medicine – useful links to colleges and societies.

Medical Schools Council – The student section covers frequently asked questions on being a doctor.

National Careers Service – All age careers information, advice and guidance service offering online, telephone and face to face support.


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