The best jobs for foundation programme?Watch
Im hoping to do general practice in the long run, my top choice deanery is North West (though wisdom from any location would be much appreciated) and want rotations that will be useful however I would be interested to know what workload and responsibility/support in posts is like so that I'm not too traumatised/dispassioned by the time its over
If your end goal is GP then also consider paeds, O&G, psyxh
I'm currently working in AMU as my first job of F1 am definitely getting a lot of experience with clerking, examination, history taking, and acute and general medical problems. Have also heard from the SHOs that F1s who do this job tend to be well prepared for their future jobs. So anecdotally I can recommend it
Bear in mind that most GP training rotations will include some of paeds, psych, O&G, so there's no need to cram them all in as a foundation doctor. Some decent geris/gen med/acute med will be very useful. And don't discount surgical jobs - you might not be planning on spending your life in theatre, but you'll be seeing people in GPland with acute abdomens, gallstones, breast lumps, vascular disease, joint problems etc, so having experience at assessing these and knowing what the management options are will still be very helpful. Plus knowing a bit of basic wound care, as lots of patients go home very early post-op now and present to their GP with problems rather than straight back to the surgeons.