A few words from the rural-track trainees


These rural GP trainees seem to have a lot of energy.

For the last few years, the GP Training ‘Rural Track’ has been available to budding rural GPs.  Designed to take trainees through the core GP training requirements, whilst adding on useful skills and experience for rural practice, it has become increasingly popular – especially as training takes place in some of Scotland’s most spectacular locations.

One of the rural track trainees, Mike McIver, has put together a video of some of this year’s trainees talking about their experiences.  Needless to say, it’s all very positive, and feedback from the last few years indicates that this will be an increasingly competitive programme for GP training.


You can read more about Mike’s experiences on his blog ‘Tales from the Caledonia Programme‘.  There is also a website dedicated to attracting GPs to the North of Scotland training programmes, and this is kept up to date with the latest information about rotations, career opportunities as well as stories from new and existing GPs.

It’s great to see such a vibrant approach to the future of rural general practice.  Even better that these guys are embracing social media like YouTube and blogging.  If you have any questions to put directly to them, you can email Liz Barr for further information.

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