Teach as you learn

  • Registrars crucial part of solution to shortage of medical teachers
  • Benefits to registrar knowledge and experience
  • Financial implications must be managed carefully

By next year, the number of medical students going through the university system will have doubled, in a Commonwealth attempt to increase doctor numbers.

At the same time, demand for clinical teaching will have skyrocketed, and general practice is expected to take up the slack by boosting its involvement in medical student teaching.

Registrars are expected to be part of this equation. Anecdotal evidence suggests