How we can help you during your placement

We are really pleased to have you join our team. We are quite a large practice, but everyone is VERY FRIENDLY and KEEN TO HELP YOU. To get the most out of this placement YOU need to make contact and shadow as many of the team members as you can. Everyone is keen to teach you and from the front desk to the operating theatre you will gain useful knowledge.
We all want your experience of training with us to be great, so here are a couple of basic pointers.

  • ​Feel free to ask— while a lot of basic info is here in the booklet, asking is the only way you will learn about the nitty gritty of our practice 
  • There is no such thing as a stupid question 
  • If we don’t know the answers, we will try to point you in the right direction. 

We want to help you learn in a way that you will be able to continue for the rest of your career. We believe that adults learn best when: 

  • They are treated with respect
  • The topic under study is relevant to their needs, builds on and extends their previous experience
  • They are actively involved in planning the teaching/learning
  • The new knowledge/skills can be put into practice straight away
  • There are opportunities for reflection, and feedback on performance is available, constructive and timely.

We will attempt to use our resources to best achieve your learning needs

For example:

  • Learning need Most appropriate resources
  • Facts, knowledge Books, lectures, research literature, internet
  • Skills, “how to” Modelling, apprenticeship
  • Attitudes, opinion Groups, tutorials
  • Self-awareness Groups, tutorials
  • Support Groups, tutorials, informal contact

Learning is most effective when the teaching takes account of your prior level of proficiency in the subject under study and your preferred learning style. So that we can get this right, we will show you how to use some self-assessment tools, and some tools to look at how you learn best in your introductory weeks.

​The Live surgery

Live patients with real problems booked in with you at the front line — is it bronchitis, is it a pulmonary embolism? What do I do? When do I see them again.
Your chance to prove you are a proper Doc!

Our first priority is the safety of the patients, thus before you have a live surgery we will need to assess:

  • Communication skills
  • Background knowledge.
  • Clinical competence.
  • Your ability to handle the information system