Enjoy Your Training to the Max!
What can Plymouth offer the aspiring GP? It must have something, as few people ever want to move on after their training.
Perhaps it is more than just a top quality VTS? Maybe the answer lies in our position. Set in the far south west of Devon, we can boast easy access to the best beaches on both sides of the peninsula. A dream for surfers, sailors, divers an anybody else who enjoys getting wet in or on the sea.
With lots of schools and clubs there are lots of opportunities for complete beginners. And for those preferring dry feet the entire coastline has a footpath around it offering 630 miles of exploring. From the edges of the city rise the 365 sq miles of the Dartmoor National Park. This offers fantastic opportunities for hardy outdoor types, such as climbing, mountain biking, canoeing and trekking.
For those preferring more gentle persuits, the natural beauty, cosy pubs and pretty walks along river valleys provide a perfect antidote to the ward round or surgery.
Plymouth city centre doesn’t win any beauty contests, but it is being developed rapidly, with a new shopping area, and lots of waterfront development. There is a good theatre, cinemas, and the Pavillions is a venue for touring bands and comedy.
The Barbican offers pubs, street cafes and dining at the water’s edge, while the Hoe offers wide ranging views across the natural harbour of Plymouth Sound, and even a dip in the waterfront lido if it’s warm enough.
A short ferry ride and you’re in the Mount Edgcumbe country park with its gardens, beaches and views. The expansion of the university and new medical school even offer academic opportunities, that is if you’re not too busy with everything else. Now, why was it nobody leaves?!