Why be a doctor?
It takes all sorts of people to become doctors… The sort of people like you.
Being a doctor is like no other career. Every day you have the ability to help people recover from illness or injury, change lives or even save lives. It can be challenging but also hugely rewarding.
There are quite a few myths about who can or can’t be a doctor. The fact is doctors come from all sorts of different backgrounds, they’ve often learnt different subjects at school, and you don’t have to worry about always getting top grades. If you are interested in becoming a doctor, why not look into it and give it a go?
Doctor You has been set up by Health Education England, part of the National Health Service (NHS), to encourage more people to consider a career in medicine.
Medical Shadowing Work Experience
There are a wide range of work experience opportunities available across our NHS organisations that can assist you in making an informed decision about your next steps. Take a look at our “Dr You” Work Experience opportunities shown on the Work Experience page for more information.