Pharmacy Students

Right Medicine Pharmacy Students

Pharmacy Students

Who are we?

Right Medicine was formed in 2000 with our first Pharmacy in Stirling University. Since then we have grown in size to 32 pharmacies across Scotland covering most health board areas. We have managed to grow due to the teams we have working with us. We continue to grow and want to ensure that we have pharmacists of the future to join this growth. We have invested significant time and funding into supporting students and pharmacists of the future via our summer placements, uni placements, and also via our early year’s pharmacist programme which has allowed an extremely supported first year as a pharmacist post-registration and beyond.

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What can we offer you?

We can offer a 4 week paid summer placement programme. You would be working in one of our pharmacies supported by both the pharmacy team, and also the company training and development manager. The programme has been revamped in 2020 with great feedback from all of this year’s students. You will be given a project to complete throughout your placement, but will also have plenty of opportunities to experience the day-to-day tasks and challenges of community pharmacy.

Don’t take our word for it?

Here is what some of our 2020 students had to say…

Amy Reid

“My July 2021 placement was in the Buckpool branch, during which I had two projects to complete. The projects were so beneficial to my learning as a student pharmacist regarding CMS and Pharmacy First. The hands-on experience with these services were amazing and all of the staff were so patient helping me understand how they worked.

During this month I found myself with unlimited support from all staff members, within the pharmacy and at head office. My main goals for this placement were to build on my professional behaviour and learn more about how the different roles within the pharmacy team work together and communicate: both of which I achieved. The team at Right Medicine were so friendly and worked so well together and were so welcoming, they made sure to look out for new things to show me. I cannot thank the Buckpool team enough.

I hope to work with Right Medicine Pharmacy again in the future!”

Jen Pryor
“I have completed two placements with Right Medicine Pharmacy since starting my MPharm and have loved both of them. The staff in the branches were all welcoming, friendly, encouraging and supportive. I was able to participate in many different aspects of community pharmacy and I learned a lot. While on my last placement I suggested a change that could be made to improve consultations and this has since been rolled out to a number of branches. I would definitely encourage and recommend a placement (or two!) with Right Medicine Pharmacy”
Amy Pavis
“I have done two summer placements at Right Medicine Pharmacy and have always found the support and teaching on placement excellent. The pharmacy team can’t do enough to aid your learning and will always make time to support you. Right Medicine ask you to do a few summer projects along with working 9-5. The summer projects are good to highlight gaps in your knowledge and the placement provides you with time to develop your knowledge in these areas. I highly recommend doing a placement with Right Medicine Pharmacy.”
Amy Campbell

“I attended the Right Medicine pharmacy summer placement in June 2021 in the Bannockburn branch. I had a Saturday job but other than that very limited experience in the day to day running’s of a pharmacy, despite this the team at Bannockburn welcomed me and supported me in any way they could. I was given the opportunity to try any task that I was able to; from supervising methadone to phoning GP surgeries regarding queries or errors. I based my project on the management and treatment of asthma during my placement, not only did I gain invaluable knowledge about asthma, treatment and other associated conditions, but I was able to build relationships with patients in the community which was key to patients trust in the attentive team at Bannockburn. I gained so much insight through my placement in the use of medications, general pharmacy practice and the importance of effective communication with patients.”

Speak to us about

  • Our summer placement programme
  • Foundation year positions
  • Our Early years’ pharmacist programme

If you would like more information about a Foundation Training Year with Right Medicine Pharmacy, or even your first year as a Pharmacist then please email 


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get a pre-registration place with Right Medicine Pharmacy?
What locations do you have pre-registation placements available in?
How likely would I be to get a job with the company after completing pre-reg?
What further development opportunities are there within the company?
We require you to have completed a summer placement with us to be placed on our preference list for pre-reg.
Most of our branches would be suitable for a pre-registration placement. We have pharmacies in the following areas. Lothians, Forth Valley, Lanarkshire, D&G, Borders, Highland and Grampian. We have a wide range of options available to suit you.
We are always looking to promote and recruit from within the company, and will generally have a variety of relief Early Years Pharmacist roles each year, which have then regularly lead to a full time permanent position within the company.
Many of our pharmacists have progressed through the business, so if you are looking for progression into area management, seconding to a different area, basing in one pharmacy or progressing to IP status then we can support this through a structured career path with the business.