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The strange contenders for the world's best GP job

An update on the best GP job in the world – a unique opportunity I alerted you to a couple of weeks ago.

By Steve Nowottny

An update on the best GP job in the world – a unique opportunity I alerted you to a couple of weeks ago.

It was, if you remember, a chance to live and work on the remote Applecross peninsula in north west Scotland – and the Sunday Mail reports there have already been dozens of applicants for the £70,000 a year job.

Still, if you'd meant to apply but hadn't got round to it yet, don't lose all hope – some of your rivals are a little, shall we say, unconventional.

There's an American doctor who plans to take the job while continuing to live in Arizona, commuting 5,000 miles every fortnight. There's a pregnant GP who wants to do the job on maternity leave. Also in contention: a 77-year old obstetrician, a Polish orthopaedic surgeon and an unqualified student.

So, the 15 ‘serious candidates' not withstanding, you could still be in with a shot. But the closing date for applications is next Monday, so get cracking.



Applecross - location of the 'best GP job in the world'

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