The Caledonian Programme provides an opportunity for a variety of approaches to General Practice Specialty Training GPST in the North of Scotland. The programme provides hospital and general practice training posts in urban settings in and around Inverness (a thriving new city, the capital of the Highlands) and Elgin a smaller but equally vibrant town further along the Moray coast. Complimenting this we have opportunities to experience rural posts throughout the Highlands and Moray. Furthermore in contrast to the national rural track programme we still have opportunities to experience smaller attachments to more remote and rural hospital and general practice experiences without having to commit your whole training programme.
So, something for everyone.
Elgin and Inverness contain high quality District General Hospitals DGH with the close staff relations and support that hallmarks this training experience. Our Rural General Hospitals RGH (Shetland, Orkney, Western Isles, Fort William and Oban) provide similar close relationships and even broader clinical exposure than many single specialty hospital posts, ideal for generalist training. There are often more opportunities in DGH and RGH to undertake more supported clinical responsibility and undertake more procedures than in larger centres. Improving confidence as well as competence.
Why choose this programme ……..Quality, Quality of Training and Quality of Life