Report of a pilot second-year foundation programme including an attachment in general practice

Richardson, Martin; Bond, Anthony; Hume, Nigel
July 2007
Education for Primary Care;Jul2007, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p471
Academic Journal
This is the report of a pilot second-year foundation programme in which all trainees experienced a four-month attachment in general practice. There were six trainees and one educational supervisor. The report gives details of the educational background of the programme. There is also an evaluation by trainees and trainers. Five of the six trainees reported that the attachment in general practice was the most useful part of the foundation programme. They found that the attachment improved their basic clinical skills as well as providing an awareness of primary care. Trainers reported that the attachments had mostly been rewarding. The foundation trainees required more supervision than traditional trainees (such as GP registrars). The foundation trainees also differed in their educational requirements in that they were training to develop their general medical skills rather than training for a career in primary care.


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