Set in the far south west of Devon, Plymouth can boast easy access to the stunning beaches of Devon and Cornwall or via rail or road to Taunton and Bristol and Cheltenham. The area is ideal for surfers, sailors and divers. The entire coastline has a footpath around it offering 630 miles of exploring and from the edges of the city of Plymouth rise the 365 square miles of the picturesque Dartmoor National Park.
Why would you want to train in Plymouth?
As well as offering a wonderful training experience, Plymouth is enviably positioned with access to the beautiful beaches, dramatic moorland, rolling countryside and a range of cultural opportunities.
Our coast is a dream for surfers, sailors, divers and anybody else who enjoys getting wet in or on the sea. With lots of schools and clubs there are plenty 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, fishing and trekking. For those preferring more gentle pursuits, 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 and Royal William Yard offer 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. The Hoe stages a range of exciting events from the spectacular America's Cup sailing to the British Firework Championships.
A short ferry ride and you’re in Mount Edgcumbe Country Park with its gardens, beaches and views.
The Plymouth University Medical School offers academic opportunities from research, postgraduate qualifications and the opportunity to do some teaching, that is if you’re not too busy with everything else!
BBT within Peninsula
The Paediatrics and General Medicine posts will be based at Derriford Hospital, with Psychiatry based at Mount Gould Hospital. The GP placement will be at a practice within the Plymouth area.