Dr Beguelin trained in St Mary’s Hospital Medical School (London) and graduated in 1978 from the University of London. He held several junior posts in surgery, medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology before returning to Gibraltar in 1980 as Surgical Senior House Officer in St Bernard’s Hospital. He was appointed in 1981 as the 7th GP in the Group Practice Medical Scheme (GPMS) where he stayed until November 2001.
During over 21 years in public services in Gibraltar he has worked as Prison Medical Officer, Police Surgeon, GP to Mount Alvernia Elderly Care Home, locum Port Medical Officer and locum acting Consultant Psychiatrist. During an 18 months sabbatical from 1990 in London, he studied and received psychoanalysis and worked as Registrar in Elderly Psychiatry and Adult Psychiatry.
He has served as Surgeon Lieutenant to St John’s Ambulance Brigade, and Hon. Secretary to the British Medical Association’s Gibraltar Division. He is chairman of the charities Diabetes Gibraltar and Clubhouse Gibraltar. He has lectured in schools about substance abuse as part of the Royal Gibraltar police drugs information campaign and later with the Education Department. He is medical advisor to the Ministry of Transport, Thyroid Gibraltar, MS therapy centre and also contributes to the local media on matters of Public Health information.
Dr Beguelin continues to provide locum cover for the Royal Gibraltar Police as Forensic Medical Officer and Port Medical Officer when Dr Salem is away and is also part of the College Clinic General Practice Team.