- Prepare for life after GP training
- Develop curiosity and empathy
- Foster leadership skills
- Widen understanding of societal and cultural contexts
- Encourage development of special interests and skills
- Develop advanced consultation skills.
The Course Format
ST3 Teaching is held approximately twice a month always on a Wednesday. Timings are from 09:00am (prompt) to 12.30pm. Attendance is mandatory and Trainees need to attain a minimum 70% attendance record.
The format of the course is a mixture of small group work and workshop sessions. Trainees are expected to contribute by The format of the course is a mixture of small group work and workshop sessions. Trainees are expected to contribute by presenting analyses of guidelines and a problem patient case based on the session topic. Some sessions will be held with the ST1 trainees.
Group work helps solve problems encountered by the GP Trainees in their surgeries, as well as tackling clinical subjects from a GP’s perspective.
Self-assessment and study of the skills of communication in General Practice are encouraged.
The Course provides an Introduction to:
• The consultation
• The doctor/patient relationship
• The Primary Health Care Team
• Practice management & organisation
• Psychological and social medicine
• Clinical aspects of practice
• The organisation of the NHS
The content of the Course is derived from the intended learning outcome of the GP Curriculum and provides a basis for working towards success in the RCGP RCA/CSA examination.