What is a Career in General Practice & Medicine like? In Conversation with a GP & Doctor

On the show today we meet Kate! Kate is a registered Doctor who works as a General Practitioner (GP) at a medical practice in the UK.

Kate kindly shares with us:

  • Common misconceptions of the GP role
  • An overview of the GP profession
  • The purpose of the GP role 
  • What a GP does on an average day  
  • Most enjoyable parts of the role 
  • Challenging parts of the role 
  • Proudest moments in the role 
  • How Kate became a GP from aspiring train driver and lawyer 
  • Highs of the career journey  
  • Challenges of the career journey  
  • Importance of role models and mentors  
  • Essential education, training and helpful skills for aspiring GPs  
  • The future of the GP profession 
  • Advice and resources for people who are keen to find out more about a career in medicine and/or general practice: 
  • Advice for her younger self and you!

We also talk about:

  • The benefit of vocations with set paths  
  • Overcoming failures
  • Confidence building 
  • Pressure of exams 
  • Learning how to learn:
  • The importance of people skills and knowing your why 
  • Emotional boundaries 

So if you’re curious and wondering what a GP & Doctor does or how to become GP & Doctor, listen, watch and enjoy! 

PS – If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!