GP careers: Being a GP in Wales

Dr Ravikiran Shetty explains why he moved from India to become a GP in south-west Wales and Dr Nyasha Mudondo discusses the benefits of undertaking GP training in Wales.

Dr Ravikiran Shetty
Dr Ravikiran Shetty

Dr Ravikiran Shetty is a qualified GP working in South West Wales. Originally from South India, Dr Shetty moved to Wales after hearing about the well-supported career path and the opportunity to tailor your career to your interests. He is now settled here with his young family and has the work-life balance he always wanted.

‘One of the best things about training and working in Wales is the opportunity to tailor my studies and explore the areas that interest me most,' he says.

Being a GP in Wales

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'There is a comprehensive choice of CPD courses available to trainees and support for work based learning. I’ve completed a number of additional qualifications, including an MRCS in ophthalmology, a diploma in geriatric medicine and a diploma in obstetrics and gynaecology. The training opportunities in Wales allow me to develop a career that suits me.’

GP training in Wales

Originally from Manchester, Rhyl-based trainee GP Dr Nyasha Mudondo (above), chose to do her GP training in North Wales. Nyasha has been overwhelmed by the support she has received from her tutors and peers since moving to Wales.  

‘Since starting my junior doctor training in Wales, I get all the support I need from my fantastic tutors who are all friendly, helpful and have my best interests at heart. They’re always encouraging trainees to start thinking about opportunities for progression and development for our careers later on in life. I’m still at a relatively early stage of my medical career but already I know that lots of my friends outside of Wales aren’t getting the same level of support as I am.’

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