A career in...
Interviews with portfolio GPs
Jasraj Panesar talks to three doctors who have stepped beyond conventional general practice to forge diverse careers that suit their passions, expertise, and skills
Completing specialty training can seem like a long route—one bound by well defined pathways and little career flexibility. A report published by Health Education England and the Medical Schools Council, By choice—not by chance, recently explored what could be done to better promote general practice as a specialty among medical students in the United Kingdom.1 The report noted that “generations Y and Z medical students have career aspirations that embrace diversity, flexibility, [and] globalism.” It added that GP portfolio careers should be promoted as a route for medical students to achieve just such diversity and scope.
More GPs are starting to have portfolio careers that match their passions, expertise, and skills.2 I interviewed three GPs who have found niches both inside and outside medical practice.
Media work was something that I fell into. My sister showed me a job advertisement for a BBC programme called Make My Body Younger, which