Medicine

BMJ Speciality Guides

BMJ Careers is the number one site for hospital, GP and international doctor jobs. This link takes you to speciality guides containing detailed information about a range of specific roles.

Prospects Profile: Anaesthetist

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Clinical Radiologist

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: General Practice Doctor

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Hospital Doctor

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Neurologist

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Pathologist

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Physician Associate

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Psychiatrist

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Surgeon

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

TARGETjobs: Healthcare

Essential information for medical students in planning your career with advice on making applications and detailed analysis of different specialties.

Resources for Applying to Study Medicine

The link below will take you to a list of recommended resources for applying to study Medicine. Please note, there is a separate resource list for getting advice with test preparation.

Resources for Preparing to take Tests for Medical and Dental School Applications

The link below will take you to a list of recommended resources for getting advice on taking tests for medical and dental school applications. Please note, there is a separate list of resources for finding out about the application process and help with interview preparation.

How to become a Doctor (BMA)

Find out what life is really like as a Doctor and learn about entry requirements for studying Medicine, as an undergraduate or graduate.

General Medical Council

Ensures that all registered doctors maintain the standards the public and the medical profession expect. Also sets the standards for basic undergraduate medical education and first year training.

British Medical Association

Doctors' professional organisation established to look after the professional and personal needs of our members. The BMA represents doctors in all branches of medicine all over the UK.

Health Careers

Website with detailed information on more than 350 roles in health, a number of real-life stories and videos, as well as a comprehensive course finder which lists more than 1000 courses leading to eligibility for professional registration.

BMJ Careers - jobs

Search for current opportunities in the healthcare sector, including hospital jobs, GP vacancies and university/ research positions.

Foundation Programme

A two-year generic training programme which forms the bridge between medical school and specialist/general practice training. This website contains information about the programme and how to apply. There is also advice on different career options and links to foundation schools.

Scottish Medical Training (NHS Scotland)

Webpage containing links to lots of organisations providing advice and information on careers in Medicine in Scotland.

The Essential Guide to Becoming a Doctor

Containing key information for those considering a career in medicine, from the application process to training in your chosen speciality.

  • Author: A Blundell, R Harrison & B Turney
  • Published: 2004

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.

Royal College of Surgeons: Surgical Careers

Find out what being a Surgeon involves and how to enter the profession. This website also contains video case studies where Surgeons speak about how their career has developed and what they think of their job.

Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM)

Bringing together physical science, engineering and clinical professionals in academia, healthcare services and industry the institution provides accredited training and advertises job opportunities in medical physics and bioengineering on the website.

Medical Success - alternative careers for doctors

Advice for doctors considering vocations away from the GP's surgery or the hospital.

Medical Consultant Interview Questions (ISC Medical)

Excellent selection of questions for Consultant interviews as well as some questions for specific specialities.

Medical Student Finance (BMA)

Information and advice on funding your studies as a Medical student. There are individual guides for studying in different parts of the UK.

Clinical Career - sample e-journal issue

Click on the link below to read the Spring 2014 issue of the Clinical Career journal. It contains articles related to career development in Medicine.

Royal College of Physicians

A career as a Physician Associate video (HealthCareers)

Hear what three physician associates have to say about their career and the difference they make to people's lives.

Careers in Medicine (NHS)

Lots of useful information on careers in Medicine, including case studies, advice on skills required and information on areas in which you can specialise.

Graduate Entry Medicine (The Medic Portal)

Comprehensive website for applying for Graduate Entry Medicine courses, including information on universities, entry requirements and application procedures.

Medic Footprints

Medic Footprints is a doctor-led organisation focused on supporting the career and lifestyle needs of medics. The website has a good selection of Career Guides about different specialities.

Clinical careers in Endocrinology and Diabetes (Society for Endocrinology)

Useful guide to careers in Endocrinology, explaining what the work involves and how to pursue a career in this area.

STEM Women

This website allows female students and graduates to search for jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine, advertised by organisations who are committed to receiving an equal number of male and female applications.

Stapley Trust - Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science

Awards grants for first degrees in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science and for PhDs in any subject.

Royal College of Emergency Medicine

The College aims to advance education and research in Emergency Medicine. Select the Careers in EM option from the About menu heading to access detailed information on career opportunities in this area. You can also get advice on training required and there is information on forthcoming events.

Royal College of Pathologists

The Careers section of this website allows you to download careers leaflets which explain what career opportunities are available in Pathology. There is also information on training and funding.

North of Scotland GP Training

A locally run blog focused on the GP training programmes in the North of Scotland which also contains a lot of lifestyle articles recognising the importance of getting the right work/life balance. There are also case studies of real GPs.

CATCH - Clinical Academic Training and Careers Hub

Information on what is involved in being a Clinical Academic. You can read case studies of people working in this area and find out about training opportunities.

Disabled Doctors Network

Information and support for chronically ill/ disabled doctors and medical students. There is information on issues you may face while applying to study Medicine, during your studies and during your training.

"From Aberdeen to..." alumni story - Dr Tharaka Gunarathne (Motivational Speaker and Psychiatrist)

The University of Aberdeen boasts a fantastic array of alumni working in diverse industries across the globe. In this article Medicine graduate, Tharaka Gunarathne, talks about his experience studying at Aberdeen and career path to date.

The Ultimate Career Guide for medical students and foundation doctors

This book aims to enhance the employability of prospective and current doctors. The content in the guide has been created with help from doctors who have tasted both success and failure. It outlines the recruitment system and how to find and make the most of opportunities.

  • Author: Samuel Latham and Amelle Ra
  • Published: 2021

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.

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