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    What is the starting pay of a GP having studied at top unis? And in how much can this increase too?
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    (Original post by Soniachahal)
    What is the starting pay of a GP having studied at top unis? And in how much can this increase too?
    The same as a GP who studied at a 'poor' uni.

    Google is your friend... Nhs pay progression

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    What is the pay of a GP graduated from a top uni?
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    https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/abo...ne/pay-doctors
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    Many GPs go in to partnerships in which case they are self employed and their take home pay depends on the practice profits and there usually isn't much difference between starting pay and pay several years down the line. It's often less for the first year or 2 as you aren't on a full profit share as you won't be doing all the admin of a partner initially.
    Which uni you went to is irrelevant. If GPs are choosing a partner then your personality, ability to work with them as a team, your competence and approach to situations and prescribing issues are far more important.
    Practice profits vary hugely between different practices. I think it's about 90-100k a year for 4 1/2 days a week but the days are 8.30-6 with some extended hours as well usually.
    There is not time in the middle of the day to play golf! it's fairly full on.
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    The university you go to is irrelevant, for medicine: cambridge=keele=nottingham=oxfor d=birmingham=UCL. Moral of the story, forget about the idea that you'll get paid more if you did medicine at Oxbridge. As for a GP's progressive pay, like mentioned above it depends on a few factors such as if you're an in depend contractor or a salaried GP the website linked by 'Etomidate' pretty much clarifies this. Hope this helped.
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    Go on the NHS website
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    Considering how difficult it is to get into Medicine at university, how long it takes to graduate as a doctor and become a GP after that, the academic and people skills that are needed to perform the job successfully, the potential that some people could die if you make a mistake... doesn't £55k seem awfully low for the starting salary of a GP?

    And the other salaries in general seem very low considering this is one of those professions that people are fighting tooth and nail to get into :confused:
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    Wow, rolling in it. No wonder so many people want to be doctors
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    Well you have to get through Foundation and GP training first. F1 starts at just under £23k, this rises to £28k in F2. The minimum training period for GP specialty is three years and earnings over these years range from £30-39k. If you get a fulltime salaried post once fully qualified the minimum salary is £55k and the max is £83,617.
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    (Original post by tazarooni89)
    Considering how difficult it is to get into Medicine at university, how long it takes to graduate as a doctor and become a GP after that, the academic and people skills that are needed to perform the job successfully, the potential that some people could die if you make a mistake... doesn't £55k seem awfully low for the starting salary of a GP?

    And the other salaries in general seem very low considering this is one of those professions that people are fighting tooth and nail to get into :confused:
    The salary will become significantly worse (30% less for some) if the new junior doctors contract is forced through in August.
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    It's why many people advise against medicine if they're only concerned about the money.

    There are many less stressful and more straightforward jobs and careers out there which earn similar or more money to doctors.
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    (Original post by tazarooni89)
    Considering how difficult it is to get into Medicine at university, how long it takes to graduate as a doctor and become a GP after that, the academic and people skills that are needed to perform the job successfully, the potential that some people could die if you make a mistake... doesn't £55k seem awfully low for the starting salary of a GP?

    And the other salaries in general seem very low considering this is one of those professions that people are fighting tooth and nail to get into :confused:
    This is true, although medicine is quite a stable career. Whilst other careers pay much better, in things like Law and Banking, I imagine there is a less defined career structure, and it can be easier to lose your job etc.
 
 
 
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