Does the university you go to affect your chances of getting a job in medicine?

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Husain Mukadam

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Not really! There is a shortage of doctors in the country. Any medicine degree will almost certainly get you a job at the moment.

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Ahmed Al-Jabir

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Ultimately, no it doesn't. At the moment, the NHS is obligated to take on all suitably qualified medical graduates who pass their exams, therefore it doesn't matter where you study as long as you pass Where the university arguably does matter is in the way it prepares you for certain specialities with some universities traditionally said to prepare for a career in academic medicine better than others and some being good at producing, say, GPs. However this is minor and the largest difference is by far in how a student applies themselves Summary: in the end of the day, on a busy A&E shift, the little old lady who is ill and relying on you to treat her doesn't care if you went to Aberdeen or Keele. You'll have a job regardless.

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