Discover general practice
Explore the endless opportunities associated with a career in general practice.
School and college pupils who are interested in studying medicine, can find information and guidance about a career in general practice and applying to medical school.
What is a GP?
Five fantastic reasons to become a GP:
1) Design a career to suit you
Work in a range of practice and community settings and even travel the globe to improve patient care.
Work in your favourite industry from sport and politics to business, events and even the army.
2) Be an expert in your patients
Diagnose a wide range of complex conditions, both quickly and compassionately as an expert medical generalist.
Play the role of a detective as you make accurate diagnoses.
Change the lives of your patients as you develop an understanding of the people and diversity in your local community.
3) Thrive as a member of Team GP
Join a profession where teamwork, problem-solving, and creativity are required everyday.
Work with multi-skilled teams in your community to deliver extensive care for your patients.
Help inspire the next generation of doctors as a teacher.
4) Improve healthcare for your patients
Be empowered to lead improvements in healthcare and be at the forefront as technology evolves.
Take on new and exciting roles as care for patients increasingly moves out of hospitals and into the community.
Make significant contributions to the care of many millions of patients around the world through research and development.
5) Put patients at the heart of everything you do
Make a difference and ensure your patients receive the best possible care.
Treat the whole patients and look at the physical, social and psychological aspects of a patients well being throughout their lives.
See patients in a variety of settings including the privilege of their own home.
Top tips for applying to medical school
Visit the Medical Schools web pages local or international.
They have a list of programs and their entry requirements.
It is a great place to start!
Consider the core values and attributes
Consider these when attending work experience and preparing your medical school application.
Reflect upon your experiences
Most medical schools will ask you to demonstrate your understanding of the realities of medicine. Often the best examples are gained from work experience, caring activities and voluntary experience. However, remember, it is what you have learnt from these experiences that is important – not how many hours you have completed.Reflect upon whatever experiences you undertake. Keep a Diary to record your thoughts and help you to prepare for your medical school applications.