Entry requirements, skills and interests (GP)

This page provides useful information about the entry requirements needed for this specialty up to and including foundation training. It also includes information on the skills and interests you will need.

Entry requirements

Prior to starting your specialty training you need to have completed a medical degree followed by the two-year foundation programme.

To find information about getting into medical school, visit our applying to medicine pages.

To find information about the Foundation Programme, visit our applying for foundation training page.

It is useful to test out your interest in general practice by talking to doctors already working in the specialty and by getting relevant work experience during the Foundation Programme.

It is also possible for doctors in training or already qualified in another specialty to apply for GP specialty training.

Skills and interests

You will need:

If you're applying for a role either directly in the NHS or in an organisation that provides NHS services you'll be asked to show how you think the NHS values apply in your everyday work. The same will be true if you're applying for a university course funded by the NHS.

Find out more about NHS values.

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