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Scottish Medical Training

Scotland - the home of medical excellence

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Find out from trainees about Scottish Medical Training

We know you would rather hear about what it's like to train in Scotland from the experts - doctors already in training here.

We've filmed a few across the regions and specialities and if you have any questions, please contact them using the link below the video - they are happy to answer you. Given that they are working doctors, who might be on nights, please allow a couple of days for responses.

Remember you can follow us at as well, feel free to ask questions about applications and we'll do our best to find the answer for you.

 See our latest videos of trainees -

Dr Roberta Lindemann

Roberta is a GPST in Fort William talks about her journey from Brazil to Scotland.


Dr Thom O'Neill

Thom is currently a clinical reserch fellow in paediatrics in Edinburgh, researching health inequalities relating to LGBT children and young people.

Find out more about Thom's research.



John-Paul Loughrey

Dr John-Paul Loughrey ST5 Emergency Medicine

Watch JP describing his life in Glasgow, why he chose to train in Scotland and what unique opportunities it presents.....and what friendly rivalry he has playing football with his colleagues.

Lindsay Mizen

Dr Lindsay Mizen, ST5, Psychiatry of Learning Disability

Find out more about Lindsay, why she chose Scotland and what she thinks about her training so far....and what she thinks makes Scotland the home of medical excellence.

Rosalyn Shearer

Miss Rosalyn Shearer ST3 , General Surgery

Find out about the remote and rural posts Roslyn completed during her foundation and core surgery training.


My experience of training in Scotland was excellent. I would recommend it to anyone thinking about a career in medicine.

Scottish Medical Training