Boston programme

The Boston GP specialty training programme is one of the oldest schemes in the country and offers excellent personal training for general practice.

The Boston programme is a three years long starting in August which incorporates 20 months in general practice posts and 16 months in hospital specialties. Our GP specialty registrars think highly of the scheme and many of them have gone on to practice locally on completion of their training.

All Boston trainers are very enthusiastic and their practices are of an exceptional standard. The training in general practices is made up of a mixture of urban and rural training.

Rotational hospital posts attached to the scheme are based at Pilgrim Hospital and Lincoln County Hospital which are friendly, busy hospitals with a pleasant atmosphere and very good facilities. Hospital rotations are arranged individually to meet educational needs and include obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, care of the elderly, cardiology, psychiatry, psychogeriatrics, acute medical unit, accident and emergency, palliative care and trauma & orthopaedics.

The Boston programme has a high standard of teaching designed to meet group and individual needs. The half-day release seminars are based on a three-year rotating programme and are highly thought of by the GP specialty registrars who find them educationally stimulating. Training is provided for all aspects of the new MRCGP. There is an excellent programme of postgraduate activity for both GP specialty registrars and GP principals locally.