ISBN : 9780199590261
This invaluable guide to the GPVTS supports trainees from the process of application, through to qualification and beyond. Written by a recently qualified general practitioner, it combines a frank and friendly approach with a wealth of insider knowledge to guide the trainee through each stage of the training process. It not only features real-life case studies from those in training or who have recently completed training but also gives handy hints and tips on how to avoid some of the common trainee pitfalls. This first hand account aims to guide trainees through all the highs and lows of training and practising as a GP plus everything inbetween.
1: PRE VTS
1. The million dollar question: do you want to be a GP?
2. Jumping through the right hoops to get on the training scheme
PART 2: EARLY ST1
3. You've got a training post - congratulations!
4. What lies ahead? Introduction to the assessment process.
5. The ePortfolio explained
6. Supervisors, trainers and how to make the most of your meetings
7. The money stuff
8. Your hospital posts and how they differ to the foundation years
9. How to get the best out of your regional VTS teaching
PART 3: EARLY ST2
10. The move into general practice and how it differs from hospital medicine
11. Your first GPST post and some basic tips on how to survive!
12. Stop and check! Are you ready for your ARCP panel review?
13. Thinking ahead and how to make yourself more employable at the end of it all
14. Thinking about applying for AKT? Some handy hints and tipsEL
15. Life events and changes that may affect your training
16. Having a baby and becoming a LTFT
PART 4: EARLY ST3
17. Out of hours (OOH) and learning to juggle the EWTD again
18. CSA looms...how to stay focussed and some tips for success
19. The job race!
20. Preparing to leave the nest
21. Surviving as a locum (and making sure you fill in the right forms)
PART 5: POST VTS
22. Life after the VTS (and where to go for support after leaving your trainer)
23. Revalidation and appraisal
24. If your question isn't answered in any of the above...