When the GP teacher becomes the student

APART from the absolute lack of participation, the absence of any clinical and social context made most interactions a bit like watching an episode of Breaking Bad two-thirds of the way into the series. “So how’s Doris? And the new pills, working okay? So you managed to get the tests done? Great. See you in a month,” makes for a pretty barren learning experience without the back story.

Looking back, the typical med student GP placement certainly can’t have helped recruitment for a future generation of