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Frequently Asked Questions

How much time is required?

Each visit consists of a 2-hour session, which includes a discussion over afternoon tea at the end of the session.

How are the sessions run?

Each teaching session is run as a small group class with 4 students who are supervised by a GP tutor. During the session each of the medical students will take either a medical history, conduct an examination or discuss the management of your condition.

Do I have to stand up and talk to all the students?

No. The session is run in a consultation style, similar to a visit to your GP.

How often would I be required?

We generally call patients in once or twice a year. You are always free to decline if the date we have doesn't suit you.

Is there anything I need to do before being involved?

We value your partnership and so each person who chooses to be part of P3 is required to sign a consent stating that they are aware of how the program is run and that they are willing to be involved.

We may request medical information from your GP and access to hospital records. This is part of the consent form process too. This information is treated with confidentiality and will be used only for the purpose of the teaching session.

What if I choose not to be involved anymore?

You may choose to withdraw from the program at any time. It is a voluntary program and we greatly appreciate any time you can offer us.

What should I do now?

If you are interested in participating in P3, discuss it with your doctor and/or contact the P3 coordinator in your location for more information.

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