b) Early Years Clinical Experience in Primary Care: Understanding context, applying knowledge, developing skills and professionalism
Dr David Moore (Academic Unit of Primary Medical Care)
What is this about?
The Early Years Clinical Experience in Primary Care project is a new part of the Medical Undergraduate Curriculum and was launched in October 2014. The programme aims to increase students’ exposure to patients and learn in a workplace based setting from GPs at an early stage in their training. Groups of 6 students go out to GP practices in the South Yorkshire area for ten three hour sessions during their first two years of training. During the sessions they meet patients and listen to their stories of health and disease and how illness impacts on their life. They also take part in small group teaching and learning activities using a Problem Based Learning approach. In developing the programme we used the "Sheffield Graduate" to outline the graduate skills we wish students to develop and were mindful of enterprise skills and cultural agility as particular areas for development.
How will colleagues benefit?
We will demonstrate how small groups can be instrumental in the development of graduate skills and professionalism.
We will discuss how we aimed to enhance the students' teaching skills through discussion of teaching principles and techniques, demonstration, students delivering teaching themselves and receiving coaching and feedback.We will discuss the use of Google Drive as a platform for student collaboration, tutor collaboration and programme administration.