whats in my doctors bag - MRCGP AKT, RCA, MSRA and PLAB Exam Courses and Revision - Arora Medical Education

What’s in My Doctor’s Bag?

When you’re an independent GP however, the story is very different! Imagine running behind in clinic and trying to find a tongue depressor in a Practice to examine a throat. Or not finding the right BP cuff to take blood pressure.

how to create a powerful cv - MRCGP AKT, RCA, MSRA and PLAB Exam Courses and Revision - Arora Medical Education

How to Create a Powerful CV

Post CCT is a period where many doctors start trying to dig out old CVs or even write their first ever one. For me, my CV was certainly out of date and I wasn’t quite sure how to start writing a CV targeted to GP job applications. I found it hard to find any reference material and so relied on the help of some of my senior colleagues to guide me.

locum go 10 things i wish id known - MRCGP AKT, RCA, MSRA and PLAB Exam Courses and Revision - Arora Medical Education

Locum GP: 10 things I wish I’d known when I started

When I (Dr Pooja Arora) completed GP training I spent my initial years as a Locum GP with the aim of getting a feel of local practices. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the flexibility and networking opportunities Locum GP work offered me, especially with a 6 month old baby at home. Over the years I developed my own systems and methods to make my life simple and enjoyable. In this blog I will share with you 10 things about working as Locum GP I wish someone had told me when I first started.

10 things to ask yourself before starting 1 - MRCGP AKT, RCA, MSRA and PLAB Exam Courses and Revision - Arora Medical Education

Salaried GP: 10 things to ask yourself before starting

After completing GP training a large proportion of you will go on to having a Salaried GP job. Without doubt there are many benefits to a role like this – continuity of care, employment rights, job security to name a few. Unfortunately however many Salaried GPs do not understand their rights or contract before accepting a role, which may lead to challenges further down the line.

do i need more qualifications after completing gp training - MRCGP AKT, RCA, MSRA and PLAB Exam Courses and Revision - Arora Medical Education

Do I need more Qualifications after completing GP Training?

A common question posed by GP trainees is “do I need any more qualifications after my CCT to increase my chances of getting a job?”. The short answer is ‘no’ and the long answer is ‘it may help’. I shall explain the vague answer in more detail as this dichotomy can lead to confusion – hence the regularity of which I’m asked this question.

how to join the performers list - MRCGP AKT, RCA, MSRA and PLAB Exam Courses and Revision - Arora Medical Education

How to Join the Performers List

Finally, you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Soon you will no longer be a trainee and will become an Independent General Practitioner. You’ve finished your portfolio requirements, passed your exams but what next?

Well, just before you can work as a fully qualified GP there is one last hurdle to overcome – joining the Performers List.