Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Balmy December Days....

Who says Scotland's cold in winter......

15+ degrees in Aberdeen today thanks to the Foehn effect

Calling all FY2s! Have you applied for GP Training?

Are you an FY2? Have you applied for GP training? Do you want to know more about the selection process?

If so, this session is for you!!

We are running an afternoon session to tell you more about what to expect at the Stage 3 Selection Centre of GP Recruitment. This will be a fun interactive session where you will get the opportunity to do some hands-on practice in a safe and supportive environment. The session will include a mock paper and a number of clinical scenarios.

The session is facilitated by GP Advisors from the local Deanery Office who have experience of real life recruitment.

The session will be held in Tutorial Room 4, MacGillivray Centre (within Aberdeen Maternity Hospital) on Wednesday 18th January from 2-4.30pm.

If you are interested in attending please e-mail Naomi Will at

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

One Day Left!

You have just one day left to apply for the August 2017 start to GP Training in the North of Scotland! So make that all important decision of a lifetime and complete your application to GP training. Trainees in the North of Scotland have consistently rated it as one of the best schemes in the UK as evidenced by the GMC survey.  The hospital component, so often the Achilles heal of GP training schemes  was rated highest in the UK in the 2016 GMC survey.

Despite the recent downturn in the oil industry the North East of Scotland continues to rate highly in quality of life surveys and with fantastic outdoor opportunities for all.  Don't be put off by the house prices either, the downturn in oil has had a very positive effect in making the north east more affordable to those moving in to the area.

So get that last minute application in and we will see you  in August 2017!

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Life on The Scottish Rural Track Program.

Roberta Lindeman is a trainee on our Rural Track program in Fort Wiliam and is now in her final year of training having spent her elective year working on the Scottish Leadership Fellowship. Here she talks about her experiences on the Rural Track Program and what attracted her to it.

Interested?  Here is another article Roberta wrote a couple of years ago:- Life on The Rural Track Program
Scottish Rural Track Program
Scottish Rural Track Program rotations

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

GP Training Applications for 2017 Now Open

Applications for August 2017 GP Specialty Training are now open!.  You have until 4pm on 1st December 2016 to make that all important decision to apply for training for a life in general practice and all that that offers. And where better to apply for that training than the North of Scotland, our three programs offer unrivaled training as evidenced by the results of the GMC survey with trainees rating their experience in their hospital posts as best in the UK.  The lifestyle opportunities are likewise unparalleled in all three programs.

Still not convinced?  Why not read about the experiences of some of our trainees in our trainee blogs or watch the videos on this blog to get a feel for what is on offer in the North of Scotland.

Programs and Rotations for August 2017 Now Available

Provisional programs and rotations for August 2017 Round 1 GPST recruitment have been announced. There have been significant changes to GP Specialty Training in Scotland for the August 2017 intake. There will no longer be any 4 year programs, all GP training will be in 3 year programs. As well as this, the 4 month rotations that we used to offer in ST2 have now been changed to 6 month rotations in all our programs.

These changes have caused significant upheaval to our programs and hence we wanted to let you have sight of our provisional rotations for 2017. Please be aware, they are provisional and may be subject to change and should only be taken as an indication of what is on offer. As things become clearer we will update them.

For more information on specific programs follow the links below.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Living and Working As A GP In Shetland

Shetland is one of the hubs in our rural Track Program.  This short video has been created by the Shetland GPs including Catherine Brown, one of our trainee bloggers who has just comlpeted her training and taken up a substantive post in Lerwick.  Also featured is Dylan Murphy the educational supervisor for GP Training in Shetland.

Interested?  Then have a look at Catherine's blog on life as a trainee in Shetland and give some serious thought to joining the Scottish Rural Track Program!