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Programme Information

Learn more about becoming a GP and the training programmes we offer across Scotland

The purpose of the General Practice Specialty Training Programme is to produce a GP who is capable of working independently in Primary Care in a variety of settings.  During the three or four years you will acquire the capability to identify your strengths, areas that require development and understand the importance of self-development and lifelong learning.  These skills are acquired by a combination of clinical experience and both formal and informal teaching.

There are 18 GP training programmes across Scotland with approx 1000 trainees in both hospital and general practice settings.

You can find out more about our programmes in this section.

Full details of how to apply are in the GP Recruitment section of this website.

GP National Recruitment Office Website
Royal College of GPs
North of Scotland GP Training Blog
Scotland Deanery - GP Specialty Training