Portree Medical Centre is an approved training practice within the Scotland Deanery. Dr Hannah MacLeod is an approved educational supervisor and has responsibility for postgraduate GP trainees attached to the practice. These GP trainees are fully qualified doctors and may already have several years experience working in hospital specialties.
Our current postgraduate GP trainee is Dr Stacy Weir. At present she is working in Accident and Emergency medicine at Raigmore Hospital but will be with us full time for a year, beginning February 2020.
Medical students from Dundee University are also regularly attached to the practice. Dr Sarah Clancy and Dr Sarah Osborne are undergraduate tutors and have a lead responsibility for their training.
At times the practice also serves as base practice for Rural Fellows. We also have doctors from abroad visiting the practice from time to time.
The practice is committed to education and all staff are involved with both undergraduate and postgraduate training.
Some consultations are recorded for training purposes. You will always be asked for consent beforehand and can withdraw this at any stage. The camera will be switched off on request. Videos are stored securely and only viewed by doctors for the purposes of teaching and improving consultation skills.
For those considering general practice as a career, it is worth visiting the North of Scotland GP training blog via the link below. This provides information on training programme opportunities throughout the Highlands, Islands and Grampian. Portree is one of those. A training post in a rural practice can be a rich learning environment. There are a wide range of educational experiences not always available in the urban centres such as; community hospital work, branch surgeries, telemedicine and intermediate emergency care. Add to this the beautiful landscape, outdoor activities, cultural experience and active local community and you have a training opportunity not to be missed.
North of Scotland GP training blog: http://scotlandgptraining.blogspot.co.uk/
Map of North of Scotland training practices and hospitals
Royal College of General Practitioners: http://www.rcgp.org.uk