We teach undergraduate medical students from The Royal Free and University College Medical School. As future doctors it is important for them to gain experience seeing people outside the hospital. Over 90% of medical care takes place in the community and so students need to develop a knowledge of this as well as an understanding of how various conditions affect people in their everyday life. They also learn how to communicate more effectively and become more confident. Your cooperation is especially appreciated and the community attachments are often rated among the best parts of their course! They may see you in a normal surgery appointment or you may be asked if you can spare the time to attend a special teaching session. You may even learn something interesting yourself!
You will always be warned and asked whether you mind a student being present and we fully understand if you'd rather they left during your consultation.