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Medical Degrees

The medical profession is one of the most essential in modern society, so it stands to reason that medical degrees are lengthy, demanding and altogether among the most challenging and competitive paths to embark upon. Very few other subjects rely so heavily on your confidence in yourself, absolute commitment to the field, and desire to make a difference in real people’s lives.

Those who choose to study medical degrees will need a strong interest in the sciences, along with a passion for helping others – and it’s a combination of these two factors that provides the motivation needed to keep going through the many years of training required to become a fully qualified doctor.

Key Skills

Common skills gained from a medical degree include:

  • Specialist knowledge and skills
  • Analysis of varied types of information
  • Professional communication and ‘people skills’
  • General research skills
  • Numeracy, including using and interpreting statistics
  • General IT skills
  • Problem identification and solving
  • Ability to approach issues from multiple perspectives
  • Team work
  • Self-management, including self-motivation and strong work ethic