Talking through your thoughts, experiences and goals with an informed, unbiased person can be extremely helpful when making careers decisions.

If you are considering applying to Medicine/Dentistry and are still studying A levels (or equivalent) then your first point of call will be your School/College careers adviser or teacher.  Universities you are considering may also provide initial information and advice.

If you are a student looking to apply to Medicine or Dentistry as a graduate, then please approach your own University Careers Service.  Newcastle University students should browse to


If you are a trainee in the Health Education England North East and North Cumbria area, you can access impartial careers advice from the following staff:

Mike Wilson – Business Manager, Careers Directorate


Gemma Sinclair – Medical Careers Support Officer – Careers Directorate


There are also general events, conferences and workshop information to support career choice and progression.  Most of these are accessible through the Health Careers events calendar which is accessible here

The Medical and dental recruitment and selection (MDRS) subgroups groups regularly report back on the delivery of medical and dental recruitment and selection, and where required, make recommendations to the Programme Board on areas for improvement. These groups include members from all four nations plus. Please find the link to the MDRS Careers Strategy: Link