Rural Clinical School

Learning and Teaching in General Practice

Learning and Teaching in General Practice

Overview of Education in General Practice UTAS

Teaching in General Practice forms an important part of the MBBS course commencing at Year 1 and gradually increasing in time exposure and expectations of students over the subsequent years. The Rural Clinical School (RCS) program includes regular and frequent student exposure to General Practice over a full year, often with a change of practice at mid-semester.  Final year students undertake a longer block attachment in General Practice often in a remote setting.

The total time allocation of RCS students to the discipline of General Practice is approximately equal to the time allocations for each of the other disciplines of study: Medicine, Surgery, DEM, Psychiatry, O&G, Paediatrics, Palliative care/Chronic Disease/Anaesthetics.

RCS GP Support Visits to the General Practice

  • RCS staff visit students in practice usually on a monthly basis
  • Meetings are often occur over lunch times or before surgery to suit practices.
  • RCS staff work with students and practices to develop learning opportunities.
  • RCS staff are often available to help assess the student presentation.
  • GPs may seek additional visits from RCS staff from time to time in response to learning and teaching needs, or communicate by phone or email as required.

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