Medical Students

This Healthcare Organisation is working together with the University of Plymouth, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry to host students (Medical) to assist with their learning. You may be asked to talk to or be seen by a student either with the doctor or nurse or on their own. The student will introduce him or herself and ask to discuss your medical problem and examine you.

Students are supervised at all times by the placement supervisor and a health care professional, usually your doctor. Like qualified practitioners, the students guarantee your privacy and confidentiality. You may find helping students in their learning interesting and stimulating.

The students and the Faculty appreciate your contribution to the education of future doctors, dentists and physician associates. If you would like to make any comment or have further questions, please speak to a member of staff.

We have supported the Peninsula Medical School for many years. We currently teach Year 2 Medical Students and Year 5 Medical Students. We consider that as a practice we feel it is essential to be involved in the training of future doctors and we are regularly involved in teaching undergraduate Medical Students. Medical Students will always be closely supervised. We find that teaching enhances our skills and knowledge and we feel this helps us to offer the best care to our patients. We are very grateful to patients who feel they can help us by seeing students and giving students an opportunity to learn and gain experience.

We respect that some patients may not wish to see students or have them present at a consultation. You will always be advised if the GP you are seeing has students in their surgery, and you will always be able to say that you would prefer not to have students present. If you have any concerns about students, our reception staff and GPs will always be happy to talk to you about it.