GPST Training Programmes: Out Now

Today marks the start of the application process for specialist medical training programmes.  Trainees have from Monday 12th November to Friday 7th December 2012 to make their choices for the 2013 round of GPST recruitment.  More information can be found on the Scottish General Practice Training website.

And this year marks the second of NES (NHS Education for Scotland) offering a GPST ‘Rural Track’ rotation, offering relevant and specific focus on the training needs to become a rural GP.  Highlights include placements in Rural General Hospitals, as well as an unparalleled opportunity to pursue a six month Out of Programme Experience which – in agreement with your supervisor – could include international work such as family medicine in South Africa.

Trainees who want to find out more information generally on what it’s like to be a GP trainee will find the North of Scotland GP Training Blog of interest – providing reasons for considering GP Training, as well as some case studies of recently-qualified GPs.

As ever, here at we’re keen to help any trainees who are interested in pursuing a rural career.  Feel free to get in touch or request assistance in getting the answers you require.

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