I chose rural medicine as a new opportunity to broaden my horizons, I feel rural medicine is constantly providing new and different challenges.
Dr Kate Dixon, in her first year of rural GP training, has started this blog to record her experiences as a GPST1 in the Western Isles. Clearly inspired by the generalist practice, and quality of life offered from working in stunning scenery, she hopes to document the highlights of her training programme, and inspire others who might do the same.
“I have started this blog to share my love for the Highlands and Islands and promote training in these areas. I hope to inspire more people to consider joining us in training up here!”, Kate explains.
Originally from Leicestershire, she began her medical training in Aberdeen and decided to continue her training in Scotland. She undertook the foundation programme in the North Deanery, with the first year in Aberdeen and second in Inverness. She describes the Highlands & Islands as ‘spectacular’ and after taking her experience of rural GP practice in Connel and Aviemore has decided to embark on the current Rural Track GP Training Programme.
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