I'm recently become interested in the idea of becoming a GP. I've looked into it a bit. I now that there's 3 years of Speciality Training after FYs. But I was wondering how competitive the ST is since I would like to be near family in London? I was also wondering what the process is after ST? I know you are a GP but is there a national programme after the ST or do you just apply for jobs wherever? I would like to end up nearer to London is possible
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- Thread Starter
- 27-02-2016 09:48
- 27-02-2016 13:02
GP training as a whole is not very competitive, but London is, as for most specialties, the most popular deanery and is likely to be somewhat oversubscribed. They do, however, also have more jobs than anywhere else, so the numbers might not be as bad as you think!
Once you've finished training, you just search for GP jobs (I assume there are specific advertising sites etc but I'm not a GP so don't know) and apply to places you want to work/live. The options are, broadly, partnership, salaried posts or locum work. Few people will go straight for partnership straight out of training, but the other two are both popular.
- Community Assistant
- 27-02-2016 14:44
Yep as above. Recent changes and government targets should make GP training even easier to get into if anything.
In past years going into partnership early was a thing, but apparently now its becoming increasingly common to do locum or salaried for a protracted period.
Its also one of the easiest specialities to go part time in.