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CAPC recognises outstanding GP teachers

5 September 2017

Each year, students on the University of Bristol’s undergraduate medical degree programme are asked to nominate teachers whom they feel have gone above and beyond in their teaching over the course of the academic year.

We are delighted to announce this year’s (2016/17) outstanding GP teachers, one for each of the five academic teaching years:

Year 1: Dr Trevor Dean, The Merrywood Practice

Year 2: Dr Jane Edge, Horfield Health Centre

Year 3: Dr Aisha Egala, Cadbury Heath Health Care

Year 4: Dr Mark Howell, Taunton Road Medical Centre

Year 5: Dr Samantha Mitchell, Clevedon Medical Centre

Nominees were shortlisted by year leads who had the tough task of picking the eventual winners. The decisions were made after reading all the student feedback, with input from teaching colleagues and the Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) administrative team.

Head of CAPC Teaching, Dr Trevor Thompson said:

"We have over 600 GPs who teach medical students in the community across the Bristol academies. I was amazed by the quality of the feedback that we received from students. They loved being part of the primary care team and felt welcomed, valued and really engaged with their learning.

“Among this feedback there are some GP teachers who really stood out. These teachers went the extra mile to find out what the students needed to learn, facilitated that learning and provided truly exceptional role models for these young doctors-to-be. It's truly a pleasure for us to acknowledge these teachers through our annual awards. Thank you, thank you!"

Dr Mark Howell, outstanding GP teacher in Year 4, said:

“I find my students inspirational. I refer to all my students as doctors and colleagues and part of the practice team. We reap what we sow … honour the student, support them to be a professional, and almost without fail, they step up to the mark and respond with excellence. It is a privilege to be a small part of their training.”

Further information

Find out more about being a GP teacher.

Find out more about studying medicine at the University of Bristol.

The Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) is a leading centre for primary care research in the UK, one of nine forming the NIHR School for Primary Care Research. It sits within Bristol Medical School, an internationally recognised centre of excellence for population health research and teaching.

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