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RCGP meets with medical school heads to discuss 'toxic anti-GP' culture in universities


There has always been a prevailing attitude in medical schools, both in the US or UK, that those who have the brains end up as surgeons and those who fall in the bottom of the class become GPs. Why? Hm let's see, if you are smart, you get to become a semiprivate consultant surgeon at a NHS teaching hospital on a 6 figure salary+clinical excellence award top ups + income from a private practice. One London colorectal consultant surgeon boasted to me of his £400k total income. If you are not so smart, you may end up as a NHS salaried GP on £54k working long hours and never be able to afford a house in London for your family as you will be forever trying to repay £100k government student loans for tuitions and maintenance with no scope for private practice. No such thing as a 'toxic anti-GP' culture in universities, just simple economics and facts of life.

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08 Oct 2014

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