Bad GP placements may deter students

Breathing Life into General Practice Conference 2012, Canberra, March 19.

Medical students are at risk of being permanently turned off a career in general practice unless supervisors are subject to greater scrutiny and support, leading medical educators warn.

Early experiences in general practice are seen as a way of inspiring medical students to pursue a career in the specialty. But General Practice Education and Training (GPET) chair Dr Simon Willcock told the conference: “The only thing worse than no experience in general practice is a bad experience

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