Medical doctor apprenticeship

On the medical doctor apprenticeship, you’ll apply the principles and procedures of medicine to assess, prevent, diagnose, care for and treat patients

Employers for this position could include the NHS, General Practitioner practices, universities, research institutes, Public Health, or industries such as Pharma and biotechnology. As a medical doctor you’ll understand and apply the professional duties and expectations required by the General Medical Council. You’ll identify, advise on and deliver appropriate treatment options, explained clearly the possible risks, benefits and uncertainties of various treatments. You will find yourself in situations where you need to assess and manage risk, so you’ll need high-level decision making skills and the ability to work outside defined protocols when necessary. You’ll learn to deal with and manage uncertain and complex situations, working effectively as a member of your healthcare team. During the medical doctor apprenticeship and beyond, your behaviour needs to be compassionate and professional at all times. In your daily work you’ll interact with patients, carers, healthcare professionals, management, students and researchers. Expect to work shifts, including unsocial hours and weekends. On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you’ll be eligible to apply to the General Medical Council for provisional registration.


Duration: 60 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the medical doctor apprenticeship: Entry requirements will be decided between the employer and the Medical School

Achievement upon completion: Level 7 (Degree)—equivalent to a master’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £32,500

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