How to become a GP
General Practitioners (GPs) are the backbone of the NHS. Everyday over 1.3 million people will see their GP.
A GPs' role is interesting and rewarding due to the variety of people a GP will see, coupled with the satisfaction from getting to know and helping patients and their families.
To become a GP you need to go to medical school for five years, complete a further two years training as a foundation doctor and then spend three years on a GP Speciality Training Scheme.
Matt, a Wakefield GP, talks about his experience training to be a GP below.
The following resources can help you find out more about how to become a GP:
- So you want to become a GP? – Royal College of General Practitioners leaflet
- Health Careers in the NHS – Health Education England pages and videos
- Becoming a GP – Royal College of General Practitioners website, video and stories
- Dewsbury, Wakefield and Pontefract GP Training Scheme
What is the Academy doing to help?
Working with local schools to be able to offer work experience placements in general practice to school and college students.
Working with local schools to be able to offer internship placements in general practice to school and college students interested in a career in healthcare and medicine.
Widening Access to Medical Schools (WAMS)
Working with local medical schools to offer opportunities to increase the diversity of medical students. Find out more through the below links:
Want more details?
If you would like more information about these programmes then please contact the Academy team.