It is important to get a good grip on the nuts and bolts of General Practice during your training, so that you are well placed to pass your AKT and CSA but it doesn't stop there...
Your exams are just the start. There is still a phenomenal amount for you to learn and there always will be for the whole of the rest of your career. Pushing your boundaries and pursuing areas of interest to you will help you to become a GP who has more to offer patients and who gets more out of the job.
It's also important to consider earlier rather than later how much other GPs will want to work with you after your training. What will you have to offer over and above others applying for the same jobs? Remember too that the reputation you create for yourself as a trainee will have an impact on how you are thought of when you are applying for jobs later on.
Here are some ideas for you to consider but don't feel limited by them - there are plenty more too.
Conferences and Courses
- DCH (Diploma in Child Health)
- DRCOG (Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists)
- DFSRH (Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health)
- DGM (Diploma in Geriatric Medicine)
- Hospital and Primary Care Audit
Teaching and Training
- Tuesday afternoon GPST Teaching
- Medical Student and Foundation Doctor teaching
- Hospital Grand Round presentations
- MK GP Trainee Committee
- MK GP Training Scheme Scholar
- RCGP AiT (Associates in Training) Committe
- 6 month ST4 post
- RCGP Leadership Program
- Involvement in RCGP First 5 events