Find out who is who
Identify people who may be good sources of information when you are working in the community, such as hospital registrars, consultants and clinical nurse consultants.
Choose your rotations
Choose rotations that will give you experience with common GP-managed conditions. General rotations, such as general medicine and general surgery, may be more relevant than super-specialised placements.
Emergency medicine rotations are always a great opportunity to experience a wide range of presentations and to learn acute care skills, timely management and referral. Any experience with skin, ears and eyes will stand you in good stead. Mental health and women’s health are also big parts of general practice.
Fine-tune your practical skills
Ask nurses to teach you skills, such as administering vaccinations (especially to children) and dressing wounds. Ensure you can place common types of plaster casts with confidence.