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Apply now for ‘Round 2’ GP Training (ST1) or Specialty Training (ST3) in Scotland

Scotland - the home of medical excellence

14 GMC-approved medical training specialties to choose from.

World-class medical training and a huge variety of Specialist openings across Scotland's 14 NHS Boards.

Live and work in a modern, diverse and beautiful country.

Round 2 window for GP Training and Specialty Training applications opens 9th August and closes 4pm, 25th August. Find out more.

General Practice. Exceptional Opportunities.

‘Round 2’ recruitment includes an additional 100 GP Training posts in Scotland, plus the new Scottish Targeted Bursary Scheme for those taking up selected GP Training posts. GP training in Scotland offers unrivalled Educational Release, opportunities for teaching and varied settings.

Junior doctors in Scotland Alistair Dewar Rosemary Hollick Lynsey Yeoman Will Rutherford
Junior doctors in Scotland | Find out more »
Alistair Dewar is a junior doctor working in emergency medicine in Edinburgh | Find out more »
Rosemary Hollick is a junior doctor working in rheumatology in Aberdeen | Find out more »
Lynsey Yeoman is a recently qualified GP and junior doctor. Here is her story. | Find out more »
Will Rutherford is a junior doctor working in stroke and acute medicine in Scotland | Find out more »

Hospital Specialty

Find all the information you need to apply for a place in a Hospital Specialty Training Programme. Search over 50 recognised specialties and find details of the specialty programmes in each area.

General Practice

GP Specialty

Scotland is a great place to train to be a GP with hundreds of training posts available across the country from its capital Edinburgh to the Isle of Shetland. We have it all!

Living in Scotland

Living in Scotland

Scotland offers an outstanding quality of life. Our cities combine architectural splendour with a vibrant and contemporary culture and are in close proximity to Scotland’s great outdoors.

Medical Careers in Scotland

Scotland’s healthcare sector is progressive, well-resourced and highly diverse, offering medical practitioners an exceptionally wide and rewarding range of career possibilities from hospital specialties to GP to academic and research.


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An overview of Scottish Medical Training from NES MD Professor Stewart Irvine.