Our education team are enthusiastic and committed to helping you transform into confident, competent General Practitioners. Contact us to find out more.
The teaching programme
The teaching programme is outlined in our diary: http://vts.wm.hee.nhs.uk/candw/Diary
Local support for MRCGP assessments
We introduce communication and consultation skills work early in ST1 and develop this through ST2 and ST3 using role players and video and ensuring plenty of practice in all the skills necessary to be successful in the CSA and in day to day General Practice.
Recognising the additional challenge faced by some International graduates we also hold regular days aimed at the specific needs of this group. The role players involved in these days have specific skills, knowledge, interest and enthusiasm in this area.
Academic and other opportunities
We have close links with Warwick Medical School and our trainees are encouraged to participate in DISC a scheme giving you additional skills in teaching and the opportunity to put this into practice, teaching medical students
We have two academic posts linked to the scheme for those with a particular interest in research and teaching.
Our trainees have also been able to undertake Postgraduate Awards in Primary Care at Warwick University.
Career prospects as a GP in Coventry and Warwickshire
Whilst posts in some areas remain very competitive there are ample opportunities for those finishing their training to work in the area. Details of partnerships and salaried posts are circulated via the trainee google group. We also have an active and proactive First 5 group giving support to those finishing training.
Want to find out more?
AIT lead Dr Ian Taylor: firstname.lastname@example.org or website: http://vts.wm.hee.nhs.uk/candw/