Details of the new rural-track GP Training programmes are emerging from NHS Education for Scotland. Planned to run over four years, they will equip trainees with the experience necessary not only for the MRCGP assessments, but provide enhanced clinical experience for following careers in rural practice thereafter.
Of particular interest is the prospect of Out of Area Experience in the third year, with possibilities of anaesthetic training, access to additional specialty training, or even travel to third and developed world centres.
The rural track programmes are likely to be very popular. Likely locations include Lochaber, Argyll, Orkney and Shetland. For further details you can visit the information page here.
Photo: Mid-Argyll Community Hospital & Integrated Care Centre, Lochgilphead