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GP Vocational Training Service

GP Vocational Training Service

The GP Vocational Training Service (VTS) is a national program that provides training for doctors who want to become general practitioners (GPs). The VTS is a three-year program that includes both theoretical and practical training.

The theoretical training component of the VTS is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, and workshops. The practical training component of the VTS is delivered through a combination of supervised clinical practice and self-directed learning.

The VTS is designed to prepare doctors for the challenges of working as GPs. The program covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Clinical skills: The VTS teaches doctors the skills they need to diagnose and treat common medical conditions.
  • Communication skills: The VTS teaches doctors how to communicate effectively with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Professionalism: The VTS teaches doctors about the ethical and professional standards expected of GPs.

The VTS is a rigorous program, but it is also a rewarding one. The program provides doctors with the skills and knowledge they need to make a difference in the lives of their patients.

Benefits of GP Vocational Training Service

There are many benefits to participating in the GP Vocational Training Service. Some of the benefits include:

  • Gaining the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful GP: The VTS provides comprehensive training in all aspects of general practice, from clinical skills to communication skills to professionalism.
  • Networking with other GPs: The VTS provides opportunities to network with other GPs, which can be helpful for exchanging ideas and getting support.
  • Getting a foot in the door: The VTS can help you get a job as a GP after you graduate. Many GP practices prefer to hire doctors who have completed the VTS.

How to Apply for GP Vocational Training Service

To apply for the GP Vocational Training Service, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a registered medical practitioner: You must be a registered medical practitioner with the General Medical Council (GMC).
  • Have completed foundation training: You must have completed foundation training in the UK.
  • Be eligible for a UK visa: If you are not a UK citizen, you must be eligible for a UK visa.

To join the PELC VTS Scheme, please click and complete the form ;

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