"To help all students to become better doctors, irrespective of their current career preference or eventual career choice".2

By the end of the 9 week Assistantship students should be thinking and acting like a generalist: be able to assess undifferentiated acute and chronic presentations and negotiate a safe management plan with the majority of patients – always with supervision.

We aim to provide an immersive placement in General Practice and Primary Care in all its facets, and to help students experience independent practice whilst in a safe learning environment. Students should be included in the practice team and have every opportunity to assist the team in real patient care with training, support and supervision.

2. Fraser, R C. (Ed.) Clinical Method: A General Practice Approach. Second Edition. 1992