Teaching students in the community

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6963.1229a (Published 05 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1229
  1. D F Bird
  1. French Weir Health Centre, Taunton TA1 1NW

    EDITOR; - Mary Seabrook and colleagues highlight community health professionals' enthusiasm for teaching medical students.1 But is enthusiasm enough? The authors point out that funds need to be found to support community based teaching.

    Last year I looked into the teaching carried out by general practitioners in the South Western region attached to the department of general practice of Bristol Medical School. I asked the tutors what they did with students then and what they would be prepared to do in the future. Altogether 126 of 150 …

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