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Teaching and Student Placement at Priors Field Surgery

As a Practice, we have welcomed Cambridge University Medical Students since September 2015. Currently we have year 5 students, year 6 being the final year before qualifying as a doctor.

The students attend the surgery for placements 4 times throughout the year, 2 weeks at a time.

Students will sit in with our clinical staff, be that GPs, nurses or health care assistants and will be involved in talking to and examining patients and performing procedures as appropriate, for example giving flu jabs and phlebotomy.  They may also attend home visits and see selected patients to learn about particular medical problems and learn about the wider teams who support patients in the community.

Students, in pairs, also see patients under the supervision of a GP who will also see the patient.

If students are present in your consultation, or an appointment is offered with students, you should be advised of this and if you prefer not to have them present please advise our receptionists or the clinician. We thank you in advance if you have the opportunity of being involved with students whilst they are on placement.

Dr Helen Williams, as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, is the lead educational supervisor and Dr David Cargill is the deputy educational supervisor.

If you have any feedback, please contact Mrs Helen Retallick, Practice Manager.

Dr Helen Williams Certificate for Excellent Teaching award 2016 - to view the full certificate please click here

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