Change lives with a career in medicine

If you have a passion for improving people’s lives, a career in medicine offers a career with purpose and many other fantastic benefits.

You'll have career choices

There are over 50 different specialties to choose from. Everything from anaesthesia to tropical medicine. All of them making a difference to people's lives.

You'll enjoy world-class training

Being a doctor means you'll receive training from leading universities and teaching hospital trusts across the UK. You’ll also enjoy a competitive salary, one of the most generous pension schemes in the UK, and discounts at shops, restaurants and more.


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  • Your first step is medical school at university. From September 2024 it may be possible to train as a doctor by doing a five year, Master's level apprenticeship. Vacancies will be advertised on the NHS Jobs and Government websites. Most graduates then join the NHS Foundation Programme before choosing a specialty such as a general practice or psychiatry.

    Find out more about training to be a doctor.

  • Doctors receive a competitive salary at each point of their traning after medical school.

    Find out what you could earn.

  • As well as specialising in one of the many roles as a doctor, there are a range of other career opportunities in medicine. 

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  • You can find lots of useful information for overseas doctors wishing to work in the UK on our overseas doctors pages. 

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