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Training Practice

Castle Meadows Surgery is an approved training practice. This may mean that you may see a GP Registrar (who is a doctor who has completed hospital training and is entering general practice).

We also have medical students at the practice. These students are training to be doctors and are in their fifth and final year at the University of Birmingham. If you are happy to see a medical student we will ask you to read and sign a consent form first which explains that your consultation will be supervised by a doctor.

What are the advantages to seeing a Medical Student I hear you ask?

  1. You get more time: Because they are in training, appointments with the medical student are 20 minutes as opposed to 10 minutes. As a result, most patients feel less rushed and more able to express their concerns without the regular time constraints felt in a doctor’s office.
  2. You get two sets of eyes: Because they are working under the guidance of Dr Rathore/Dr Field, not only do you get the medical student, but you also get to speak with one of the doctors too.
  3. You’re getting the most up-to-date care: Medical students are preparing for the completion of their degree. They are regularly attending seminars and have the latest medical information.
  4. You can help shape a new doctor’s career: The best learning doesn’t come from books but from patients. By allowing students to participate in your care, you are helping them develop their interpersonal skills and medical intelligence to carry through to the remainder of their career.
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