GP Online reports that two junior doctors have created a video to tackle negative perceptions of general practice after they were discouraged from openly expressing their wish to become family doctors during medical training.

The doctors behind the video told GPonline that general practice can be talked down at medical schools, with clinicians and trainers using ‘denigrating language’ when talking about the profession, or being dimissive of those who pursue careers in primary care.

They warn that students must not be made to feel embarrassed about wanting to become GPs while at medical school – and hope the video will break the cycle of ‘throwaway language’ used in medical schools.

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