RoamingDoc wrote: »
Medical school grades don't matter too much when you have experience.
General practice is actually a competitive scheme to get on to (as with all schemes this competitiveness decreased a bit in recent years but it's coming back up again when more applicants these days).
It is true that there can be some difficulties for those outside the EU.
What specialty would your friend be interested in?
I've seen a good number of juniors go for things because they went for what they thought they'd get rather than what they wanted to do. Sometimes this was them not knowing what they wanted but it usually leads to them having to find a different path. Going towards interests is always a better idea.