Medicine graduate destinations

The vast majority of Bristol Medicine graduates go on to undertake the national two-year clinical Foundation Programme, after which Bristol graduates are fully registered with the General Medical Council and may embark on training for their chosen speciality. The NHS Medical Careers Website contains details of the training and routes into various medical specialisms.

Data obtained from

  • Medicine (MBChB)
  • Graduates from the UK 

Responses were received from 115 UK graduates from 2019/20; this is a response rate of 50.4%


Most important activityPercentage of graduates
Paid work for an employer 98.3%
Self-employment/freelancing 0%
Running my own business 0%
Developing a creative, artistic or professional portfolio 0%
Voluntary/unpaid work for an employer 0%
Engaged in a course of study, training or research 1.7%
Taking time out to travel 0%
Caring for someone 0%
Retired 0%
Unemployed and looking for work 0%
Doing something else 0%

Bristol has a well established Medical School which focuses on developing clinical skills as well as the professional and personal attributes required to be a doctor, and provides information about careers options for medical students.

Sector information

Bristol Medicine students will also develop a range of transferable skills, such as critical appraisal, observation, listening, reflection, logical reasoning and decision making. These skills are crucial when working as a doctor, but can be just as useful in work outside Medicine.

Employers and occupations

All Medicine graduates from 2019/20 went on to work for the NHS or British Army as:

  • Doctor
  • Senior House Officer

Connect with alumni

Use Bristol Connects and LinkedIn to find out what others from your course are doing now and how they can help you.

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