Summary:

A news article from NHS Scotland discussing a new and increased focus for their fellowships, including a focus on medical education fellowships.

Article:

GP rural fellowships are designed for doctors who have recently completed their general practice specialty training and have an interest in experiencing remote and rural practice.

The one-year GP rural fellowships represent an opportunity to work in rural Scotland to develop the generalist skills required to work in some of the most beautiful areas of our country.

There are three types of rural fellowship - 'standard', hybrid and 'acute care'. Fellows gain experience by working in remote and, or rural general practice for the 'standard' option or hospital practice for the acute care option as well as in a 'base practice' in a rural area.

There were no fellows in post for the previous year due to covid-19 and other factors so there was a renewed focus for 2021. Gillian Clarke, a rural GP in NHS Grampian, led the team involved in the 2021 recruitment campaign.

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