Doctors are responsible for the diagnosis, care and treatment of illnesses, diseases, infections and wellbeing of people. They may work in a variety of settings such as in a hospital or as a family doctor (GP). Hospital doctors can go on to specialise in particular areas of medicine such as radiology, obstetrics or paediatrics.
To become a doctor you would need to achieve high academic standards. A wide range of GCSEs plus three GCE A levels or equivalent which should be in chemistry, plus two from maths, physics, biology and zoology. Grades A and B are usually required.
Entry is via a degree course of five or six years in a university medical school.
British Medical Association, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP. The Dean of any medical school would be able to offer advice or consult the university handbook.