University of St Andrews


School of Medicine handbook for staff & students
School of Medicine > Handbook > Document Search

PGR employment opportunities


The University can offer a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) contract to current doctoral students at the University of St Andrews.  Due to the structure of the teaching in the School of Medicine we are unable to offer GTA contracts.

There may be opportunities for ad hoc tutoring or demonstrating and your supervisor should be able to advise who best to contact for suitable areas.  Please note there are different requirements for teaching on 1000 and 2000 level modules to 3000 and 4000 level modules.  University information can be found on the CEED pages, but before undertaking any teaching employment such as this, you must have completed the ‘Mandatory training for postgraduates who teach programme’ and ensure you have a Flexible Worker agreement in place and are aware of the process of submitting your hours/timesheet.

There is a University policy for Doctoral Students who teach which can be found online in the HR section of the website.

Before undertaking any of this paid work this should be discussed with your supervisor(s) to ensure that your studies do not suffer.

Sim patients, room controllers

The simulated patient programme provides an introductory experience for students to practice clinical and communication skills.

Students also undertake Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCEs) and room controllers are required as invigilators.

Full details of the sim patient and room controller roles can be obtained from the Clinical Skills Suite Manager – [email protected]

Careers Centre

The SoM Careers Adviser is Ricky Shek. We try to have a couple of careers events every year, but you can contact him at any time for advice, and the Careers Centre run a lot of events and activities for both UG and PG students.