Is LTFTT for you?

Full-time versus part-time? Deciding to work part-time is a big decision. You need to consider financial aspects, child care arrangements, and your fulfilment as a GP.

Here are a few things to think about when considering LTFT training:

If you don’t like hospital placements, you will be doing them for longer!

Your teaching will likely be overlapped with two different year groups and not great for continuity, but it is still ok

There seems to be a feeling from LTFT trainees that we are thought to be less hard-working. This really isn’t the case!

Some of us say that we don't quite feel as 'immersed' in the job as we used to. When doing a full-time role, you would spend much more time at work than at home. You'd get to know patients more, get to know staff more, you'd learn the ins and outs of the job a lot quicker. Whereas on LTFT, you don't feel 100% 'part of the furniture' as it were and sometimes, people may wonder why you're not up to the level of someone who works full time, but it's just because you're only there 60% of the time

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