This practical, up–to–date guide not only explores the career path for general practice through medical school, undergraduate teaching and postgraduate training to a post as a General Practitioner, but also emphasises the wide range of opportunities that open up to GPs after postgraduate qualification including undergraduate teaching, postgraduate training, research, the development of special clinical interests and a range of management and leadership roles.
Written by an excellent cast of contributors, Choosing General Practice: Your Career Guide will appeal to anyone interested in a career in general practice and will assist readers in making an informed career choice.
Chapter 1: General practice: past, present and future (Roger Jones, King s College London).
Chapter 2: A day in the life of a general practitioner (Richard Savage, Guys & St. Thomas Hospital VTS and Suzanne Savage, London Deanery).
Chapter 3: Applying for medical school (John Rees, King s College London).
Chapter 4: Undergraduate training (Helen Graham, King s College London).
Chapter 5: Foundation training (Jan Welch, Guy s Hospital, London).
Chapter 6: Specialty training for general practice (Tim Swanwick, London Deanery).
Chapter 7: Royal College of General Practitioners (Nav Chana, London Deanery).
Chapter 8: Further training opportunities (Steve Mowle, London Deanery).
Chapter 9: Flexible training and working (Anne Hastie, London Deanery).
Chapter 10: Returner and retainer schemes (Anwar Khan, London Deanery and Rebecca Viney, London Deanery).
Chapter 11: Principals, partnerships and salaried posts (Rebecca Viney, London Deanery and Catherine Jenson, Broomwood Road Surgery, Kent).
Chapter 12: Portfolio working (Maria Elliott, King s College London).
Chapter 13: Academic general practice (Anne Stephenson, King s College London; Neil Jackson, London Deanery; and Roger Jones, King s College London).
Chapter 14: Teaching in general practice (Amanda Platts, London Deanery; and Anne Stephenson, King s College London).
Chapter 15: Professional values (John Spicer, University of London).
Chapter 16: General practitioners with special interests (Roger Jones, King s College London).
Chapter 17: Leadership and management (Julia Whiteman, London Deanery).
Chapter 18: Towards Retirement (Roger May, General Practitioner (retired)).