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    I'll be applying for FY1 jobs soon. But my question is about GP Training down the line.

    I want to be a GP, but I don't plan to live/work in the UK, as a lot of my family have emigrated to Australia. So, I keep wondering if it would be easier to train as a GP in Australia, rather than train here in the UK and then move there?

    Anyone has any pros or cons of this idea?
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    I think this idea hinges on what you exactly want. Currently doing my elective in NZ, so not entirely analogous, but should be similar. Here you lose 2 years in non-training jobs, before you can get on a training programme. This might be 1 year only in Aus.

    The other issue is the 10 year area of need requirement. You would have to work in an area of need for 10-X years, where X is the length of time since you started working as a doctor in Aus. For GP AoN/DWS is more rural than for specialists.
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    I'd also be interested in finding out about this. Not because I want to move to Australia but because I absolutely do not care about working in the NHS. I want to be a GP too but never work in the UK unless all my other plans fail. If there is a chance of completing a whole specialty training route and settling somewhere like the UAE, Qatar, India, Pakistan, NZ etc then I'm all for it. Just get me away from the NHS.
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    (Original post by AnonymousPenguin)
    I think this idea hinges on what you exactly want. Currently doing my elective in NZ, so not entirely analogous, but should be similar. Here you lose 2 years in non-training jobs, before you can get on a training programme. This might be 1 year only in Aus.

    The other issue is the 10 year area of need requirement. You would have to work in an area of need for 10-X years, where X is the length of time since you started working as a doctor in Aus. For GP AoN/DWS is more rural than for specialists.
    Hi! I've found it very hard to find out about Aus/NZ when it comes to specialist training, so far everything I've found relates mostly to GPs who've completed training (or specialists, even), but nothing about actually training there.

    I'm specifically interested in psych. I'm wondering if training posts in psych in Aus/NZ are as unpopular as they appear to be here in the UK, any chance you can shine some light on that?
 
 
 
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