If medicine is your passion, the East Midlands is the perfect place to develop your career. The School of Medicine offers high quality medicine training, world-class facilities and unrivalled opportunities and so whether you're looking to undertake your core or higher specialist training the region has something to offer you.

The East Midlands is one of the UK's fastest-growing and vibrant regions. Boasting many of the country's leading facilities you'll gain wide experience in a friendly and supportive environment. Rotations and placements are arranged around you and your family, meaning you don't have to commute for hours or move home mid-programme.

Keep reading to find out more about medicine in the East Midlands.

A high quality Core Medical Training scheme

The East Midlands is a great place to undertake your Core Medical Training. Not only will you benefit from placements in major teaching hospitals but you'll also gain experience in rural hospitals, the medical specialties, intensive care medicine and the treatment of chronic disorders.

With hospitals in four cities, you'll benefit from a high volume of work and a wealth and variety of clinical experience. You'll be exposed to both specialised environments (such as haematology and hepatology) and unselected admissions, giving you the best of both worlds.

"Over the course of my 2 years of Core Medical Training in the East Midlands, I've had the opportunity to work with eminent senior figures across a wide range of medical specialties, who actively partake in research alongside their clinical duties and are committed to getting trainees involved in their work. The programme of weekly whole-afternoon teaching is unique, and something which trainees here are proud of" - Victoria Green, Trainee

For more information about the Core Medical Training Scheme click here.

Develop your career with a wide choice of Higher Specialist Training programmes

Whatever your passion, the East Midlands has a high quality training programme for you. You can join one of over 20 training schemes from cardiology and neurology to palliative medicine and infectious diseases, all supervised by nationally and internationally renowned experts.

Your programme is structured so that you are exposed to a busy workload and you'll work in some of the UK's leading facilities including two of the country's major teaching hospitals.

You have lots of academic opportunities through nine Universities and the University of Nottingham is one of only five UK institutions in medicine rated in the world's top 30, and is the only institution in the UK to host two nationally-funded biomedical research units.

To find out more about the medicine training programmes on offer, choose your specialty by clicking on,  'In this section'  above..

Live and work in an affordable, convenient and thriving region

There are lots of reasons to live and work in the East Midlands. As well as high quality medicine training arranged to minimise the disruption on your social and family life, house prices are 62% lower than London. It's also convenient - Leeds, London, Birmingham and Manchester are all under two hours away by road and rail.

Major cities such as Nottingham, Leicester, Derby and Lincoln offer a wealth of days and nights out while the region is full of museums, galleries, world-class concert venues and beautiful countryside.

"I have enjoyed the East Midlands. The hospital placements have given me a broad range of experience from large teaching hospital sub-speciality clinics to community based care. I have felt well supported by my supervisors and there are regular regional teaching days which cover all aspects of the curriculum. Overall the East Midlands is an excellent location to train..." -  Frances Rees, trainee

For more information please contact the TPD for the relevant speciality or our Head of School Dr Bisharat El-Khoury:  

Interested in Health Inequalities and Developing your Leadership Skills?

The East Midlands are excited to offer an innovative programme for a select number of IMT1 trainees starting in August 2022. Trainees will be able to undertake the ‘Enhance’ programme in Leadership and Social Medicine alongside Internal Medicine Training, receiving specialist training in areas such as health inequalities and public health. They will then have the unique opportunity to spend time as a hospital doctor in the community, working with local organisations to tackle health inequalities and make tangible changes for the local community. Trainees will have protected time for the ‘Enhance’ program and will be paid for their time on the program.

A link to the HEE video detailing potential future opportunities available for trainees undertaking this program is below:

For more details regarding this unique scheme please contact: or