The Grampian programme centres around Aberdeen with training posts in and around this vibrant city. The city and the semi-rural communities of Aberdeenshire provide a wide variety of general practice training experiences. Secondary care experience centres around Aberdeen teaching hospitals, with its recently opened Emergency Care Centre.
Our three year programme consists of six months in a GP training practice in ST1 followed by 18 months in a variety of hospital posts with the final ST3 year spent back in a training practice. In ST2 our rotations consist of two hospital posts of six months duration, some of which include paediatrics, providing our trainees with a breadth of posts relevant for a future career in general practice.
In addition to a high quality training experience, the Grampian programme offers the chance to live in one of the most beautiful locations in the British Isles. Known as the Offshore Oil Capital of Europe, Aberdeen has benefited from the influx of superb sports, dining, shopping and transport facilities normally only found in much larger cities, and its airport is one of the busiest in Europe with regular links to all the major British cities. Despite these excellent facilities, a fifteen minute drive will take you out into the stunning scenery of rural Aberdeenshire, with its many championship golf courses, rivers and hills.
For the more adventurous types, there is the chance to try ‘go ape’, a tree top assault course at Crathes. Hill walkers can enjoy easy access to an array of mountains to climb, including many Munros. The North East of Scotland boasts many miles of beautiful beaches from which the large resident population of dolphins can often be seen. When the wintery weather approaches, Glenshee and the Lecht are just a short journey away for skiing, snowboarding and tubing!
For nightlife, Aberdeen offers a variety of opportunities including nightclubs, cocktail bars, comedy clubs, live music, theatre and entertainment, Aberdeen has it all!