Information for Medical Students
During the week you will sit in with the GPs in the practice. The surgeries are shortened to allow you to ask questions and for you to meet interesting patients and take relevant histories and examinations.
It important for you to arrive in enough time for the surgeries, are dressed appropriately and communicate to us any difficulties that you may be having.
The Long Case
This needs to be kept simple. We will try to find you a long case early in your attachment. Don't panic, there will be a choice of cases and we will guide you through the process. It is helpful for us to give you some time alone with your chosen patient and to ask their permission to be contacted by phone should you wish to ask them any questions later on when you come to write up the cases.
You have very detailed guidelines for preparing your case in your handbooks.
Examples of suitable cases include; otitis media, tonsillitis, back pain, headache, chest pain, breast lump. The simple cases are often easier to write up.
At the end of your two week attachment with us we will complete your assessment forms.
Above all, we hope that you will enjoy your time with us and we are sure that you will have plenty of opportunity to practice your skills.
Your clinical tutor is Dr Gareth Oelmann.
More information can be found HERE.