GP job fair, Plymouth – March 2019

GP job fair, Plymouth – March 2019


>>Dr Liz Thomas: So we have four candidates
this time, and what we like to do is welcome
them to Plymouth and we like to show them
a glimpse of what it’s like to work as a
doctor in Plymouth, as a GP. And so they’ve
had a series of discussions with leaders in
the area yesterday morning and that’s then
been followed by a visit to Derriford hospital
for them to meet people there and see what
opportunities are available to work both in
the hospital as well as in general practice.
And they’ve also been to visit two local
doctors’ surgeries and they have met local
GPs, which I think is really important.
>>Michail Pichiu: So yesterday was a very
helpful day. The hospital was set-up was fairly
familiar for me, but in reality, is that it
will give an awful lot of help to people that
never been in a hospital set-up. The most
useful bit for me was the fact that we visited
the GP surgeries, where in all fairness I
haven’t seen many of them in UK. We visited
two of them, one of which… both of them
were different in their ways. I presume that
both of them have the pluses and minuses and
I think that it’s a need for everybody to
actually see both of them rather than just
one of them, so it will give you an idea how
things are done in two different ways.
>>Dr Liz Thomas: Today is the day for the
formal interviews for these candidates, but
in addition, we run alongside that a jobs’
fair. So, the jobs’ fair today is open to
everybody, not just the international GPs
and we hope that we will be seeing young doctors
as well as maybe doctors from other parts
of the country who might be interested in
an opportunity to work as a GP in the south
west. We’re hoping that the job fair here
sort of offers them an opportunity to sort
of visit and talk to people and see what range
of opportunities are available and have a
much more sort of rounded view of what the
possibilities are for their career.
General Practice is a fantastic career, and
um, we believe what we’re doing is show-casing
the range of job opportunities and um, hopefully
get doctors really enthusiastic about their
career they’re just about to embark on.

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