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Careers in Pharmaceutical medicine can be very varied and can be challenging, exciting, fulfilling and rewarding. Whether you are interested in drug discovery, medicines regulation or medical affairs; working in the UK, China or Africa, you'll find something to suit you in pharmaceutical medicine.

FPMcareersdocpicThe Faculty has produced a booklet 'Careers in Pharmaceutical Medicine' that contains information on the types of jobs available within pharmaceutical medicine, along with quotes from members of the Faculty about what they do and why they recommend pharmaceutical medicine as a good career choice.

Download the booklet here.

We can arrange for hard copies of this document to be mailed to Faculty members if they are able to disseminate it themselves at events etc. Please contact Ben Cottam at





RCP Specialty Spotlight - Pharmaceutical Medicine

In May 2017 Pharmaceutical Medicine featured in the RCP's Specialty Spotlight web series. Dr Urmi Shukla, ST4 Pharmaceutical Medicine, and Professor Alan Boyd, FPM President, took part. Click below to view the video, or visit the RCP website for more information.



Find out more about careers and training in pharmaceutical medicine by downloading the poster - click on the image below

















Find out more about drug development and what roles pharmaceutical physicians play by downloading the poster - click on the image below














Careers Profiles

Two members of the Faculty have also recently written careers profiles, which explain what they love about working in pharmaceutical medicine, how it differs from clinical medicine and what the challenges and benefits are of a career in the specialty:

Dr Rebecca Curtis, Medical Director, Nycomed UK

Dr Ulrike Lorch, Medical Director, Richmond Pharmacology Ltd

Dr Emma Hilton also recent wrote an article on careers in pharmaceutical medicine - link here

In May 2017 Pharmaceutical Medicine was featured in the RCP Specialty Spotlight

Watch the interview here


Advice from Faculty members on careers in pharmaceutical medicine

Whatever stage of your medical career you are at, if you would like to know more about what it is like to work in the pharmaceutical industry, the Faculty can arrange for you to have your questions answered directly by our members.

If you are interested in learning more please contact the Faculty ( and we will be happy to help you as best as we can.