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Training as a GP in the Isle of Man

In October 2020, the Isle of Man Government secured a deal with the North West Medical Deanery which makes it easier for trainee GPs to progress their studies in the Island.

General Practice training in the Isle of Man started in 2010. Since then, as part of the Isle of Man Government’s aim to provide a supportive and enjoyable experience when preparing for a career in Primary Care, the programme has been developed, with the number of training practices increasing and additional choices of hospital posts being offered.

Since 2015, all elements of GP training have been provided in the Island apart from two exams which were sat in the UK. As of October 2020 a new arrangement has been announced which allows trainee GPs to sit their initial exam at the University College Isle of Man’s online test centre situated in Douglas, meaning they are no longer required to travel overseas for their first exam.

The Isle of Man is home to 11 GP Practices, seven of which are able to take trainees through the programme, which is supported by the North West Medical Deanery.

The three year training programme is available to doctors who have already completed their medical degree and two years of hospital training.

To find out more about training as a GP in the Isle of Man, click here.

Isle of Man residents can enjoy a high quality of life, excellent healthcare, high education standards and efficient transport and communication systems, all within a stunning UNESCO Biosphere. The Isle of Man currently has opportunities for qualified GPs to live and work in the Island, for more information, click here.

For practical advice on relocating to the Isle of Man, contact our team.

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