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…

“I thoroughly enjoyed my summer placement working with Right Medicine Pharmacy.  I felt welcomed by the team in branch and included in the daily operations of the pharmacy. I also felt welcomed by the company as a whole, who kept in touch via video calls to discuss my progress and any issues I may have had.

I thought the idea of having a project to focus on over my time with the company was a good idea.  I liked the fact the project was topical, relevant and the knowledge I gained from it will be extremely useful moving forwards in my pharmacy career”.



“My placement was with the Grange Pharmacy, part of the Right Medicine Pharmacy group. I had two projects to complete over the month, one was on a peer discussion and the other on implementing pharmacy first within the branch. Ghazal the pharmacist supported me through both projects and took time to ensure I had good ideas which I could develop. Head office were also very helpful in providing information about the projects with plenty of warning about completion dates. Something that stood out to me during my placement with Right Medicine was the positive and helpful company culture. From the first day of my placement I felt as if the pharmacy were happy to have me and created an environment which supported my learning.

Thank you very much for the opportunity to attend the summer placements and I hope to work with you again in the future”



“I have always had a really good time on the summer placements at right medicine, everyone I have worked with, and those based in head office, have been so supportive and helpful. The placements have been a great experience for me to develop the skills I have learnt at university in a really supportive and friendly environment. The teams were open to any questions I had (even the slightly annoying ones) and always looked out for new things to show me which I may not have had the chance to learn or see in practice before.”



“It was a wonderful experience, and the staff at the Royal Mile branch were phenomenal. The placement allowed me to explore all areas of pharmacy practise, from learning about the Chronic medication service to PGDs. I have never been on such an interesting placement; they focused 100% on helping you in your career. Any questions I had, everyone was happy to answer. It was one of the most supportive teams I’ve ever been apart of. It was certain the best placement I’ve ever experienced- one to never forget.

The pharmacist, Fiona, always ensured that I was busy and every morning we could form a plan for the day ahead. She allowed me to cover things that I had never done before, and taught me everything she knew when the opportunity arose. I believe that I’ll take her teachings forwards, to influence my own practice in a positive light.

It was an amazing experience and I cannot thank Right Medicine and their team enough.

The projects were interesting and allowed us to focus on the new areas of community pharmacist practise.”


Speak to us about

  • Our summer placement programme
  • Pre-registration positions
  • Our Early years’ pharmacist programme
  • Remote and Rural placements


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.

Apply now by following this link, or using the QR code below