Unlike many countries, a doctor can NOT become a General Practitioner (GP) in the UK just with their primary medical qualification. The general practice (GP) training in the UK is a program that an overseas doctor (IMG)/UK graduates have to go through after completing the recruitment process. They then become eligible to register as a GP after successful completion of the training. The path may differ slightly for IMGs in the UK.
General Practice in the UK
GPs see patients of all ages, from newborn babies to the elderly. The ongoing relationship that GPs establish with their patients, and then the ability to offer continuity of care is one of the most important and enjoyable aspects of the job.
GPs treat all common medical conditions and if needed, they refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent and specialist treatment. They focus on the health of the whole person combining physical, psychological, and social aspects of care.
Career Opportunities of a GP
There are many options to develop your career . . .