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1st Edition

Secrets of Success: Getting into GP Training

ISBN 9781853159541
Published October 28, 2010 by CRC Press
328 Pages

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Book Description

"Being a GP is a rewarding and challenging experience. It is also an exciting time to choose general practice as a career pathway and this book provides expert and helpful step-by-step guidance into general practice specialty training."
Professor Neil Jackson, Royal College of General Practitioners, UK

Thinking of becoming a GP and succeeding in getting that GP training post? Then this is the ideal revision tool for you with everything you need to know in one concise yet comprehensive book.

  • All you need to achieve success in one handy book
  • Complete coverage of the application process through to situational judgement and election centre assessment, plus job offer, allocation, and hot topics in general practice
  • Learn from experts and others who have recently been through the process
  • Practical advice and essential tips to make sure that you excel in your application
  • Explains what sets good candidates apart and how to stand out from the crowd
  • Written in a down-to-earth and engaging style

An essential text for all applicants to the general practice specialty training programme and similar higher examinations, this book is your recipe for success.

Table of Contents

Applying for general practice specialty training
Introduction to general practice
Introduction to GP specialty training

GP specialty training entry process

The four-stage entry process

Skills assessed by the GP ST entry process

The GP National Person Specification

Stage 1: Application form

Registration and the on-line application

Stage 2: Situational judgement assessment

Introduction to situational judgement tests
Insider’s guide to answering SJT questions
Clinical problem solving: questions and answers
Professional dilemmas: questions and answers

Stage 3: Selection centre assessment

Introduction to the selection centre assessment
Simulation exercise
Written prioritization exercise

Stage 4: Offer and allocation

Successful application to GP specialty training
Unsuccessful application to GP specialty training

Hot topics

Hot topics you should know about

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Jasdeep Gill MBChB (Hons), DRCOG, DRSRH, ST2 in General Practice, London Deanery, UK