Clinical medicine

Most clinical pharmacologists undertake clinical commitments throughout their careers. Many work in general medicine, supervising acute admissions and running outpatient clinics. Others work as consultants in their sub-specialty interest such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory medicine or oncology.

Dr Andrew Scourfield

Dr-Andrew-Scourfield.pngDr Andrew Scourfield is a Specialty Registrar in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and General Internal Medicine at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. His work is incredibly varied, and a typical week can include: prescribing education for medical students and foundation trainees, policy work related to medicines management and pharmacogenomics, running early phase clinical trials, managing patients with overdose and poisoning with the clinical toxicology team, acute medical on-calls, and medical outpatient clinics. ​

"Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics offers flexibility in training with many exciting opportunities related to all aspects of medicine management. The specialty requires a mature, self-directed approach to learning but the reward is a varied and interesting career ... I have had the opportunity to meet many inspirational leaders from across the UK and am so pleased I joined the Clinical Pharmacology family."

Read more about Andrew's career path here