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First Manx-trained GP now a practice partner

Two more to qualify in 2018

The first Manx-trained GP has begun work as partner at Palatine Group Practice.

Dr Melanie Schick is resident GP at the Douglas surgery after graduating from a three-year top-up medical course.

Established five years ago, the programme is designed to address a shortage in recruits - with the assistance of five of the Island's 12 practices.

Six trainees are currently studying on the same scheme - helped by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Two more are expected to qualify next year.

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