Medical Education

What does Medical Education entail?

A range of options are present beyond educating medical students and allied health care professionals, it also includes educating the public nationally and internationally. It follows that experience is related to clinical experience for educating doctors and a public health background for those educating the public and aiding larger bodies such as the World Health Organisation.

Medical Similarities

Encourages continuing educational development
Clinical contact can remain, although reduced


~ £40k (lecturer) – £60k (professor)* (both full-time, non-clinical)


Depends on taking up a part-time or full-time position. The later requiring ~ 40hrs/wk.


Potential to impact many people: future doctors and the wider public and can be immensely satisfying. Few anti-social hours of work. Many part-time opportunities.


Public Health experience
Teaching experience and higher qualifications
Evidence of expertise in specialist area: papers, presentations

Getting Ahead

Formal teaching experience
Further study: PGCE, Masters in medical education, PhD
Relevant research

Further Info

Association for the Study of Medical Education
Association for Medical Education in Europe
World Health Organisation
NHS Medical Education England
General Medical Council

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