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Becoming a GP via a Physician Associate course

Hi, if you were to complete a Physician Associates course (in th UK) and top it up with another course you can become a GMC recognised Doctor in medicine?
If so, which course do you top up with?

Please advise.
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Original post by keepmat
Hi, if you were to complete a Physician Associates course (in th UK) and top it up with another course you can become a GMC recognised Doctor in medicine?
If so, which course do you top up with?

Please advise.

No. The only way you can become a medical doctor is by doing a medical degree.
No.
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Original post by keepmat
Hi, if you were to complete a Physician Associates course (in th UK) and top it up with another course you can become a GMC recognised Doctor in medicine?
If so, which course do you top up with?

Please advise.


You would need to top up by doing a medical degree
gmc do not recognise PA as GP. Dunno where you heard it for or youre probably asking a question. A clamp on 3 year PA degree and then suddenly GP vs 5-6 years med into 2 years foundation into st1-3 vs the PA pathway. They will never become GPs. GP associates yes, but they will never make solo clinical decisions. At that point get a med degree.
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And the salami slicing of the medical profession continues.
Not at the moment but definitely in the future when regulated it seems like. It's a thing in America and will definitely become a thing in the UK due to the shortage of doctors, especially GP so it seems reasonable.
Original post by copyninja114
Not at the moment but definitely in the future when regulated it seems like. It's a thing in America and will definitely become a thing in the UK due to the shortage of doctors, especially GP so it seems reasonable.


The US healthcare system...definitely where we should be looking for all our very best ideas :smile:
Original post by Democracy
The US healthcare system...definitely where we should be looking for all our very best ideas :smile:

Considering who's in charge of our country seems that way unfortunately lol
Original post by copyninja114
Not at the moment but definitely in the future when regulated it seems like. It's a thing in America and will definitely become a thing in the UK due to the shortage of doctors, especially GP so it seems reasonable.


Pretty sure a PA would need to go to med school to become a Dr in the US, too

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