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How do I organise a general practice placement?

There are two different processes for arranging placements: one for your first year of training and one for your second year.

First year GP placements are arranged via a formalised process called the Matching and Allocation Process (MAP). MAP lists the training practices within GPTQ’s training region that can take GP registrars for first year GP placements. You apply via MAP to the training practices you're interested in. They then select candidates to interview and, in turn, offer placements. Watch our explainer video about how the Matching and Allocation Process worksWatch our explainer video about how the Matching and Allocation Process works.

You arrange your second year GP placements by applying directly to the training practice. Generally, all our training practices are able to take GP registrars for second year GP placements. There is a defined time period for when you have to apply for your placements, but it is recommended that you begin the process between three to six months before you wish to start your placement. 

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