New to teaching?

If you've not taught Bristol medical students before, this is the page for you!

What's the teaching like?

One great thing about the course at Bristol is that primary care teaching has something for everyone. It ranges from apprenticeship style in years 4 and 5 to having small groups in years 1-3. 

Which year is best if I'm new to teaching?

Each year has different rewards and challenges. The best thing is to pick the style you feel most comfortable with - have a look at the teaching overview below, and for more detail, see the individual year pages.

See below to find out more about the teaching in each year.

How do I get involved? 


Do I need any teaching qualifications?

Not at all. We run a series of free workshops for our GP teachers, including one for new GP teachers. You can start teaching before you have had a chance to attend a teaching workshop. Our GP teacher guidebooks have all the information you need and you can get advice from our GP academy and GP year leads.

We're a long way from Bristol - can we still teach Bristol medical students?

We run a clinical academies system. Whilst year 1 and 2 placements are generally concentrated around the Bristol area, our year 3, 4 and 5 placements are often further afield. We have clinical academies in Swindon, Somerset (Taunton and Yeovil), Gloucestershire (Gloucester and Cheltenham), Bath, Weston as well as North and South Bristol. Sometimes our placements are even further afield - if in doubt, contact us!

Map of clinical academies

Do I get paid for teaching?

Yes. Please see our payment for teaching page for current payment rates. 

How can I stay informed about future teaching opportunities?

We send out a monthly email newsletter - you can see our archived newletters here. Contact us if you would like to be added to our mailing list. You can also follow us on Twitter @CAPCteaching

How do I organise teaching in my practice?

The doctor cared about our education and seemed really happy to teach us. It was so nice to have such an enthusiastic teacher.

Bristol Medical Student
Postcodes: are they a prescribing destiny? Image credit: Rachel Murphy, Year 1 Medical Student

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