There are a wide range of jobs in rural practice and in medicine. This site focuses on rural general practice but don’t forget that there are many other roles in healthcare that could be considered, for example community nurse, hospital nurse, radiographer, dietician, physiotherapist or paramedic.
The following websites are useful for general careers advice:
- UK National Careers Service: GP Profile
- My World of Work (Scotland): GP Career Information
- BMA Careers advice
- Health Careers website: Work of a GP
Your school may be able to help you to organise some work experience, or speak to someone for further information.
In some areas there are specific programmes for school students to access careers advice. For example, if you live in the Highlands of Scotland, you can access the Highland Schools Medical Mentor Scheme.
Here’s a video from Queensland, Australia – great to get an international perspective, not least as the boundaries of working in general practice extend far outwith just the UK…
And back to Scotland, here’s some GPs talking about the challenges and satisfactions of their work.