Friday, 28 November 2014

Twitter Hour, 6-7pm Tuesday 2nd December

Twitter hour:

If you are thinking about applying for GP training in Scotland (or even if you're not!), why not join us for our 'Twitter hour' to answer all the burning questions that you have. The period for 2015 GP training recruitment ‎applications close on Thurs 4th December so this is a great opportunity to see what lies ahead.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014


Congratulations to our ST2/3s!  Today we are celebrating an exceptional set of AKT results from our ST2/3s with a pass rate of 96% amongst the 25 who sat the exam and some really great marks amongst them.  So well done to all.

Invest Live Visit Aberdeen

Interested in joining us in the North of Scotland for your GP Specialty Training and want to know more about the area?  Aberdeen has a great website Invest Live Visit Aberdeen.  Go to the Live Aberdeen section for a wealth of information on relocating to Aberdeen, careers in Aberdeen, studying in Aberdeen and living in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen is a vibrant city with a great range of shopping, restaurants, bars and nightlife.  There is an array of cultural activities including music festivals, theatre and a myriad of other events.

As well as the great city life on offer in Aberdeen, there is within easy reach a spectacular coastline and countryside that gradually rises up to the Cairngorm mountains.  There are not many cities in the world where you can go surfing off the beach although we would accept that some of the others are a little warmer!  Having said that, being in the East of Scotland and in the rain shadow of the mountains the weather is the driest in Scotland and Aberdeen was recently named sunniest city in the UK!

So why not sit back and watch this short video from Invest Live Visit Aberdeen and get a feel for what is on offer up here on the Grampian Program.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The transition to ST3

David Lovell, a GPST3 in Portlethen has kindly penned this article on the transition from the hospital component on the program in ST2 back into the GP phase in ST3

“I passed my ARCP!”

“Me too!”

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

August 2015 Recruitment Is Now Open!

Recruitment for the August 2015 round has now opened.  You have till Thursday 04 December 2014 at 16:00 to make that life changing decision to apply for GP Specialty Training in the North of Scotland.

Not only do our programs receive the best feedback from our trainees in the GMC survey but Grampian and Highland consistently rank amongst the top regions in the UK in quality of life surveys.

Whether it is the vibrant social life of the cities of Aberdeen or Inverness or the fantastic outdoor opportunities that abound in the North of Scotland, we have something for everyone.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Celebrating GP Careers

Interested in a career in general practice?  The RCGP has produced this short video "Celebrating GP Careers".  So if you are still not sure, why not set aside 10 minutes and watch this video to get a feel of some of the really good reasons for considering a career in GP.